A Lifetime in Stories
The exhibition comes to the museum from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, which is custodian of the Michael Morpurgo archive. Michael is one of Britain’s greatest living authors for children. His work spans 40 years and includes the publication of over 150 books for children exploring historical events, natural history and the environment, adventure and family life.
On Display at the Exhibition
On display will be draft manuscripts, photographs, notebooks and correspondence that chronicle Michael’s creative process and writing career. Items include handwritten versions of War Horse, props from stage and film including a goose puppet, on loan from the National Theatre, a maquette of the Joey horse puppet and a First World War painting by war artist F.W. Reed that inspired War Horse.
Exhibition cost £2.50 (age 8+)
Family Fun Events - Animal Puppets
May half-term 29 - 31
Inspired by the animals in Michael Morpurgo's stories join us for arts and crafts. Make a puppet to take home and create your own puppet show.
11.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm, small charges apply