Experience Barnsley Museum, in South Yorkshire is set to be turned into an exhibition of Middle-earth with over 200 objects, and pieces of artwork on show – including a first-edition of ‘The Hobbit’ from 1937.
The Lord of the Rings exhibition will explore the influences Tolkien has had on the world of writing, art, film and games as well as looking at the core text themselves.
A perfect free escape for chilren it involves trails through the museum where kids can discover all things Lord of the Rings, also crafts where they can create their own LOTR inspired artwork.
It’ll run from the 30th September to April 2024, giving you plenty of time to make sure you give it a visit. It’s locate at the museum in Barnsley Town Hall.
There will be a soundscape and Middle-earth inspired video games as well as music by Howard Shore who was the brains behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
Matt Fox, exhibition curator, said: “As a collector of rare objects and curious finds, I often have quite a solitary role.
“While I love what I do, being able to share my collections with likeminded individuals makes it all worth it.
“Bringing these specific pieces to Experience Barnsley Museum, to share with fans of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit of all ages, is something that means a lot to me.”
Tolkien spent sometime in Yorkshire during his lifetime with folk saying elements of his works were inspired by God’s Own Country.
Head over to the website here to find out more.