The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy – The Exhibition has sold more advance tickets than the hugely successful Bond and Star Trek exhibitions put together.

The unprecedented demand means that while some tickets will be available at the door when the Science Museum exhibition opens on 16 September, advanced booking is now strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

The eagerly awaited family exhibition arrives before the final instalment of the film trilogy and will be the only chance for European fans to explore for themselves the fantastic world created for The Lord of the Rings films. It closes on 11 January 2004.

Hundreds of artefacts from the movies including models, armoury and animatronics will feature alongside interactive computer and mechanical demonstrations of the cutting-edge technology used to bring the story to life.

The fascinating exhibition will transport visitors into the world of Middle-earth, allowing them to become Hobbit-sized, see prosthetics and props including Hobbit feet and the contact lenses used to give the Orcs their unique look, giant models including Hobbiton Mill and Treebeard, and a dazzling array of armour and costumes from the films.

The exhibition culminates with a face-to-face encounter with the central icon from the films – the One Ring itself.

Tickets can be pre-booked on 0870 870 4868 between 8.30am and 6pm (booking fee applies) or at

No cameras, mobile phones or bags of any kind or are permitted inside this exhibition. We recommend that visitors leave these items at home. Although photography is not allowed, visitors can buy a souvenir photo of themselves transformed to the size of a Hobbit in the interactive scaling area.

Ticket Prices:
Monday – Friday: Adults £9.95, Children/Concessions £6.95
Saturday – Sunday: Adults £11.95, Children/Concessions £8.95