Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

1 June 2018 28 October 2018


ST Lee Gallery, Weston Library (Map)


Weston Library Information desk - 01865 277094


Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth explores Tolkien's amazing legacy from his genius as an artist, poet, linguist, and author to his academic career and private life.

The exhibition takes you on a journey through Tolkien's famous works, The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, displaying an array of draft manuscripts, striking illustrations and maps drawn for his publications. Discover Tolkien's early abstract paintings from The Book of Ishness, the touching tales he wrote for his children, rare objects that belonged to Tolkien, exclusive fan mail; and private letters.

Please note: no photography is allowed inside the exhibition gallery. Further information on access and details can be found in our Tolkien exhibition FAQ.

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm


All advanced tickets have now gone.

There will be tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis. Further information can be found in our Tolkien exhibition FAQ.

Please note: tickets cannot be transferred or exchanged. To attend at a different time/date, please book new tickets. It is not necessary to notify us if you are no longer able to attend.

Warning: This exhibition features a relief map of Middle-earth that may potentially trigger seizures for people with photo-sensitivities such as epilepsy. If you would like to visit the exhibition and are concerned about this, please email to discuss alternative arrangements. 

This event is listed under: Exhibitions; Free events
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