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Michael Morpurgo: The final straight

Michael Morpurgo reflects on War Horse: Fact & Fiction

When Michael Morpurgo paid a visit to the Museum recently, he had a look back on how War Horse: Fact & Fiction got started and let us know why he thought it was so important that people come to see the exhibition.

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Horse paper trail

War Horse paper trail

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.

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‘Raggie’ the real war horse

Raggie the War Horse

Fifty years before Michael Morpurgo immortalised the story of ‘Joey’, another war horse put pen to paper and told his story – ‘Raggie’, the War Horse: An Autobiography.

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New War Horse app launched

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Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel War Horse has already been transformed into an exhibition, film and play. Now it’s an interactive app too!

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Artist’s representation of Remembrance goes on display

'War Horse' by Sally Hyslop, 2011

From this week visitors to our War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition will be able to see a new addition on display – a unique cubist drawing from celebrated equine artist Sally Hyslop.

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The real Albert and his war horses

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A real-life War Horse story about a young solider called Albert and his wartime work with horses is to be unveiled for everyone to enjoy in the War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition.

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Sefton: Commemorating a heroic horse

Camilla Le May working on her statue of Sefton

Thirty years ago today, on 20 July 1982 at 10.40am, an IRA nail bomb exploded in London’s Hyde Park killing four soldiers and seven horses.

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Band of Mercy medal: Animal welfare from boyhood to the battlefield

Band of Mercy medal

A 100-year-old Band of Mercy medal engraved with horses, cows, cats and dogs is the latest item to go on public display in the War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition.

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Horse-hoof ashtrays: A tasteful tribute to our noble steeds?

Silver inkwell made from the hoof of ‘Blue Skin’, the horse of Sir James Outram, c1862

Pip Dodd, curator of the War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition, describes the rather unusual tradition of turning horses’ hooves into ashtrays and inkwells.

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Spielberg pays tribute to forgotten war horses

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Award-winning director Steven Spielberg and the cast of War Horse, including Emily Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston, have captured our hearts as they took time out from the glitz and glamour of the film’s London premiere to commemorate forgotten war horses.

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