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Arms & Armour from the Movies

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The Wonderful World of Weta

Leeds
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

SUMMER FUN AT FORT NELSON

There will be plenty of SUMMER FUN activities to keep the children entertained at Fort Nelson, from Thursday 23 July – Monday 31 August 2015.

23 July 2015

Fort Nelson

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