Tickets now available for Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
4 August 2016
Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries present the most extensive collection of materials related to J.R.R Tolkien known to have been gathered together for public display since the 1950s.
"Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth" (1 June - 28 October 2018) includes over 200 items - half of which have never been displayed before - from the Bodleian's extensive Tolkien Archive and Marquette University's Tolkien Collection, as well as from important private collections.
Exhibition highlights include:
Draft manuscripts of The Hobbit showing the evolution of the story displayed alongside striking watercolours, dust jacket designs, line drawings and maps drawn for the publication.
Original manuscripts of The Lord Of The Rings.
Photos and letters from Tolkien's childhood and student days exploring themes of love, loss and war.