Science Museum, London, UK
The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy – The Exhibition
(Plan to bring pencil and paper... no photos... and they're being
fair about it.)
- July 7, 2003
- July 8, 2003
Items in the exhibit:
- The exhibit list is assumed to be the same as Te Papa... see the list
- This list is compiled from the press releases
- Frodo and the
Hobbits, the wizards, the Black Riders, and elves from Middle-earth."
Elves include Arwen's Chase dress and Galadriel's beaded dress. (We
believe that will be the Mirror Dress.)
- Gandalf's robes and hat made from hand-woven fabric in
- An "armour corridor" featuring weapons belonging to Arwen,
Gandalf, Frodo and Aragorn
- A display on prosthetics such as Hobbit feet and Orc teeth
- "Displays of special effects such as CGI technology, and combined real
and digital action Interactive "scaling" display allowing visitors to
become Hobbit-sized in their own photo
- The transformation of Gollum: His digital creation using acting and
- The Ring experience: A large curved enclosure evoking the Cracks of
Doom where the One Ring must be thrown
- Cultures and races of Middle-earth: Looking at the Rohan and Elven
cultures and the characters Aragorn, Theoden and Arwen "
Tips for planning your trip and extra costume and fabric sites
-- from Vicky (July 2003)
- General line info
- Remember to bring your registration number because no tickets
will be mailed.
- People would be let into the exhibit in 15 minute slots starting
10am (although you have to pick tickets up half an hour beforehand
and operator said they expected very big queues). She said it
would take about an hour and a half to get round the whole exhibit.
- I asked if it was possible to stay in there longer than an hour and
a half. She said you could stay as long as you wanted until 6pm
when the exhibit shuts.
- No bags, cameras or mobile phones are allowed inside the
exhibit. I didn't ask but I'm guessing they will have somewhere for
people to leave them and then pick them up later. I said as long as I
could take a notebook and pen I'd be happy!!
- General travel info
- If you're looking for cheap accommodation in London I would
recommend booking online through
www.Expedia.com . They have some great deals. You can get you
place quite cheaply.
- If you want somewhere near the Science Musuem as a base
look for places in South Kensington which is the nearest tube station.
It's not in the very centre of London (even though it's still inside
Zone 1 for the tube). Although some of the places are expensive if
you search on the net you'll be able to find some which are not so
- From about the middle of November it gets very busy since all the
coach companies start running Christmas shopping trips I would
also recommend avoiding January as the after Christmas Sales mean that
transport in London will be a nightmare as there are literally thousands
of extra people looking for bargains. If you can make it across in
September/October that would be your best bet.
- Extra sites to see
- There is a costume place which you might be interested in where you
can see some of the costumes that have been used in recent movies:
- Victoria and Albert Museum -
- They have a dress and textiles gallery covering 4 centuries of
European dress. (it's beautiful.)
- If you have time you may want to visit Camden Market. It is
fantastic. You can get some really good fabric deals all
year round. You should be able to get the tube to Camden Town.
When you come out of the station you'll see the market right there. I'm
pretty sure it's there everyday so you could check that out.
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