Linuxelf writes: The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: The Exhibition, returns at Te Papa museum Wellington. A quote from the site:

“It’s back home by popular demand – and full of great new stories and exhibits.

After its record-breaking season at Te Papa in 2002/03, and the blockbuster international tour that followed, this exhibition has been seen by over one million people around the world – but none have seen all of its latest attractions.

As a visitor to this, the exhibition’s last-ever season, you’ll be among the only people in the world to gaze upon Aragorn’s crown, or examine the astonishing miniature of the great fortified city Minas Tirith. There are also exclusive, all-new interviews with Peter Jackson, and the cast and crew.

You’ll get up close to a host of stunningly detailed props, costumes, and creatures, including Gollum and Shelob. Here, and in other exhibits, the show zooms in on the groundbreaking technology that New Zealand’s own Weta Workshop and Weta Digital developed to make movie history. You can be photographed in a film-set to see how scaling special effects work, and encounter the One Ring itself in a dramatic, atmospheric space.”

14 April 2006 – 20 August 2006
Level 5 Entry

Admission charges:

Adults $12.00
4 – 14 yrs $6.50

Family Prices and Concessions available. For more information go to