Part of our War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition has involved visitors decorating paper horses; we could never have imagined the path this would lead us down.
War Horse: Fact & Fiction is one of our most popular exhibitions to date, having had over 200,000 visitors so far. Throughout this special exhibition we have been asking people to contribute their own paper horses to feature on the memorial wall in the gallery. With War Horse: Fact & Fiction coming to a close on 31 March, we wanted to see just how many horses you had contributed.
After looking through thousands of beautifully decorated examples, and sustaining numerous paper-cuts, we counted a total of 20,058 paper horses.
We worked out that if you lined up these enchanting little war horses, each measuring 24cm from nose to tail, they could stretch all the way from the National Army Museum to the New London Theatre where the War Horse theatre production is being hosted. That’s nearly five kilometres!
To celebrate this remarkable feat our little exhibition mascot, Stirrup, took a day trip around London to see the sights and follow this trail, starting at the National Army Museum and finishing at Drury Lane to see War Horse on the big stage.
Follow Stirrup’s trail and don’t miss the chance to catch the War Horse: Fact & Fiction free exhibition before it closes on 31 March 2013.