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New Tolkien gallery at Sarehole Mill in Hall Green

April 21, 2012 at 9:11 am by Altaira  - 

It May not be Middle Earth – but Birmingham’s tourism bosses are hoping to cash in on Hobbit-mania with a new attraction devoted to author JRR Tolkien. Interest in the fantasy writer, who was raised in the city between 1895 and 1911, is expected to soar when the film version of his famous book hits cinema screens later this year. Scenery and architecture from Birmingham was reflected in his stories, most notably Perrott’s Folly and Edgbaston Waterworks, which are thought to be The Two Towers from Lord of the Rings.

But Birmingham has previously been accused of not making the most of its Tolkien links. Now a new gallery has opened at Sarehole Mill in Hall Green highlighting the author’s strong ties with the city with a series of displays and a short film. And a new tourism strategy hopes to build on the attraction with more publicity, a dedicated website, bids for heritage funding and conservation of Tolkien-related sites and buildings. Read More

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Film Screenings, J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien on April 21, 2012 by
Source: Burmingham Mail

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One response to “New Tolkien gallery at Sarehole Mill in Hall Green”

  1. Grey_wonderer says:

    We were lucky enough to have a peek at this display before it was open to the public.  We had come to see the Mill, but got there prior to opening day.  They were nice enough to allow us to have a look inside anyway.  It’s well worth seeing if you happen to get the opportunity to do so.  My friends and I watched the video they had  in the display and looked around.  They have put a great deal of work into this.  I hope I am lucky enough to return once they have done the work on the pond.  GW

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