War Horse: You (Might) Have Already Seen the Film, Now Visit the Exhibition

Fans -young and less young ones- of Steven Spielberg, Michael Morpugo, History and horses now have the chance to see some original costumes and props from the film, as well as some drawings made especially by the director and cast, in a new exhibition focusing on horses in war at the National Army Museum.

Original props and costumes from the new Steven Spielberg’s big screen epic -including the one worn by Benedict Cumberbatch as Major Jamie Stewart- have now taken pride of place in the War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition, which is on until 30 August 2012. They sit alongside exclusive material from author of War Horse Michael Morpugo, in a family-friendly exhibition that draws together the many aspects of the film to explore the real-life stories of horses in war.

Steven Spielberg and the cast also spared time during the film’s London premiere to decorate and name paper horses, which are now displayed on the exhibition’s Remembrance Wall to commemorate war’s forgotten horses. These paper horses, along with others decorated by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Michael Morpurgo, will later be auctioned to raise funds for the Museum’s redevelopment and animal welfare charity, the Brooke.

For more information, please visit: www.nam.ac.uk