The irresistible pull of Middle Earth has the Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy on track to eclipse Star Wars as the most popular museum exhibition staged in Sydney.
The city’s Powerhouse Museum is drawing crowds in significant numbers with more than 65,000 people mirroring the record-breaking seasons in Wellington, London and Boston.
“The Lord of the Rings is averaging 3000 visitors per day and there are no signs of these numbers abating,” Powerhouse Museum director Dr Kevin Fewster said.
“Only the Star Wars exhibition in 2002-03 attracted similar crowds.”
The exhibition, which runs from December 26 to March 31, features an array of costumes, props, weapons, armoury and prosthetics and visitors can hear exclusive interviews with cast, crew and director Peter Jackson.