This article is about the moment. For the location, see The Cupboard Under the Stairs (location).

The Cupboard Under the Stairs is the first moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 2, The Vanishing Glass.


Harry was used to spiders, because the cupboard under the stairs was full of them, and that was where he slept…



Zoom levels

This moment has 3 zoom levels.

Zoom one

Nothing of interest in zoom layer 1.

Zoom two

The Alarm Clock can be collected
Click the photograph to unlock Vernon & Petunia Dursley
  • The alarm clock in the cupboard can be collected.
  • The photograph on the little table unlocks "Vernon & Petunia Dursley".
  • The light in the cupboard turns on and off when you move over the cord.
  • The electricity meter alternates between 1531 and 4157 when moving over it.
  • The light flickers when hovering over it
  • A spider crawls into the sock when your mouse goes over it (the sock).

Zoom three

Nothing of interest in zoom layer 3


The TV can faintly be heard. When moving into zoom two, the alarm clock is ticking (even when it has already been collected).

See also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Boy Who Lived
Number Four, Privet Drive
Something Peculiar is Happening
Harry is Delivered
The Vanishing Glass
The Cupboard Under the Stairs
The Trip to the Zoo
The Letters from No One
Harry Receives a Mysterious Letter
The Hut on the Rock
The Keeper of the Keys
Hagrid Arrives
Harry Receives His Letter at Last
Diagon Alley
Arriving at Diagon Alley
Harry and Hagrid Visit Gringotts
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