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.

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


Entry to the exhibition is free but ticketed. Tickets can booked in advance online. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis. Further information can be found in our Tolkien exhibition FAQ.

The fastest way to book tickets is online. To book tickets by telephone please call the Ashmolean box office on +44 (0)1865 278112.

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