Tolkien Society Archives

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The Tolkien Society was founded in 1969. It is a literary society which focuses on J R R Tolkien author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Venue Type:

Archive, Association or society

Opening hours

The archives can only be visited by appointment. To arrange an appointment please email the archivist.

Correspondence Address :
The Archivist of the Tolkien Society
65 Wentworth Crescent
Surrey GU12 5LF

The collections include copies of most English editions of Tolkien's works and many foreign editions. There is also a large collection of Tolkien related magazines, fanzines and newspaper cuttings as well as artistic and commercial products inspired by Tolkien's work.

Collection details

Toys and Hobbies, Literature, Film and Media, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • J R R Tolkien
  • Barbara Strachey
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Hobbit
  • Silmarillion
  • Myth and Magic

Tolkien Society Archives
GU21 1ND


Main site

Education and learning

About J R R Tolkien

Archives (background)

online catalogue


Archive enquiries and appointments

General enquires about Tolkien or the Society

Press and media enquiries

Membership enquiries

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.