The Magic of Middle Earth

4th September 2023

‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’


You will have a brilliant time if you decide to visit the Magic of Middle-earth exhibition opening this month at Experience Barnsley.  

Journey beyond the books to discover the artistic legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s incredible fantasy world. The Magic Of Middle-earth is a major new exhibition coming to the Gallery this autumn and winter, celebrating the fantasy world brought to life by J.R.R. Tolkien, and the generations of writers, artists, musicians, film makers, environmentalists and game designers it has influenced. 

Discover a magical treasure trove of more than 200 rare objects and artworks and some incredible links to Barnsley! Family fun for all ages, from little halflings to wizened wizards.

Head over on opening day on 30th September and be the first to experience this fabulous exhibition – a must for any Lord of the Rings fans. At the opening event, there will be crafts, games, dressing up and more! 

The exhibition was until recently on display at The Novium Museum in Chichester where it was very well received, and the elves at Experience Barnsley are very grateful for the help and guidance they received from The Novium Museum staff in bringing the exhibition to Barnsley.    

The exhibition runs from 30th Sep 2023 – 6th Apr 2024 and is free to enter, although donations are always welcome.

Images by kind permission of The Novium Museum, Chichester.

The Magic of Middle Earth