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Powerhouse Museum - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy The Exhibition

The Sydney display of the traveling exhibit is the only stop on the Australian continent.  Many other exhibits have sold out, so get your tickets early.
  • Powerhouse Museum - December 26, 2004 to April 3, 2005 (Extended)
    • Sydney, NSW  Australia
    • Ticketing Information via Ticketmaster
      • General admission: Adults $19.50, Seniors $10, students $12, Children $9.50
    • Tickets are on sale now, includes admission to the rest of the Powerhouse exhibits.
    • Ticket Sales :
      • timed entry, but you may stay as long as you wish.
      • Hours:  10-5
  • Run dates:
    • December 26, 2004 to March 31, 2005
  • Bring a sketch pad.  No cameras allowed!
  • Visiting Sydney  information <here>

LOTR Costume Events that were planned around the exhibit

For the most up-to-date information... join and read the message archive. 

If you want to know when people are going, first check the yahoo database: there is a table set up for the exhibit (called "Sydney"), browse through, add on when you've decided what you're doing. Then everyone can find who's going to be there when they are.




(Plan to bring pencil and paper... no photos... and they're being fair about it.)

  • Our member reviews':

Press Releases


Items in the exhibit:

  • The exhibit list is assumed to be the same as Te Papa... see the list <here>
  • 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 Indonesia
    • An "amour corridor" featuring weapons belonging to Arwen, Gandalf, Frodo and Aragorn
    • A display on prosthetics such as Hobbit feet and Orc teeth
  • Highlights:
    • "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 computer-generated imagery
    • 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 "

Visiting Sydney

Anyone want to contribute these????  We're going to have lots of out of towners.

Tips for planning your trip and extra costume and fabric sites

  • General line info
    •  All tickets will be for timed admittance. "Tickets will be sold in 15 minute increments to control the flow of people and to minimize waiting queues. You should plan being inside the exhibit for at least 50 minutes to really experience/enjoy the exhibit."
    • Go to the bathroom before going in; once you leave, you
      won't be let back in unless you buy another ticket!  However, occasionally you can get a guard to let you in and out just don't plan on it.
  • How to get there:
  • Extra sites to see


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