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J.R.R. Tolkien and Birmingham

Between 1895 and 1911, author J.R.R. Tolkien lived in Birmingham. Many places across Birmingham were his inspiration for world famous novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

This feature pulls together a wealth of source material on J.R.R. Tolkien's time in Birmingham, offers a map and trail and contains posts and imagery provided and submitted by our community.  We hope you enjoy our feature and we'd be delighted to welcome you to our community as a valued contributor.

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History & heritage, Art, culture & creativity

Project dates

25 Aug 2020 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520