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Arms & Armour from the Movies

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The Wonderful World of Weta

12 July – 16 November 2008

A stunning exhibition of the skill and craftsmanship of the multi-award winning Weta Workshop.

Even if you have never heard of New Zealand’s Weta Workshop you will have witnessed their craftsmanship in blockbuster films including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lord of the Rings, Hellboy, The Last Samurai and King Kong.

In our major exhibition for 2008, the Royal Armouries is proud to present a unique display of the actual arms and armour that Weta made for these epic movies.

Featuring over 200 iconic pieces including the weapons of Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli from The Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as Peter’s armour and the White Witch’s dagger and wand from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. There is also a selection of weapons from The Last Samurai, King Kong’s Skull Island plus Hellboy’s iconic revolver ‘The Samaritan’.

Arms and Armour from the Movies: The Wonderful World of Weta


A special exhibition in the White Tower at the Tower of London, commemorating the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt.

23 October 2015

Tower of London

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The Jennings rifle, the Winchester 73 rifle, the Maxim machine gun, and the Luger pistol all use the same basic toggle mechanism to lock the breech, and work in the same way as a knee or elbow joint.