The Horse at War: 1914-1918

25 Nov 2014 – 1 Mar 2015

Event times

Opening Times
Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Mondays and Bank Holidays: Closed

Cost of entry

Requires an Annual Pass, which provides entry to all exhibits in Upper and Main Gallery. The rest of the gallery and museum remain free entry. Under 18s free.

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Woking, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Train to Woking station, 25min direct link from London Waterloo

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How the horse was depicted in war, both heroically and as a beast-of-burden.


This exhibition explores how the horse was depicted in war, both heroically and as a beast-of-burden, by some of the leading British artists of the day, including William Roberts, Sir Alfred Munnings and Lucy Kemp-Welch. The horse is portrayed through historical fine art works and taking centre stage will be ‘Joey’, the life-size horse puppet from the National Theatre’s acclaimed stage production of War Horse on temporary loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum, and featuring drawings by Illustrator and Theatre Designer, Rae Smith. To complement the exhibition, a social history display of documents, newspaper reports and other items recalls the role of horses and other animals, both on the Front and more locally in World War One.

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Exhibiting artists

Muirhead Bone

Alfred Thomas Porter

Thomas Cantrell Dugdale

Alfred Munnings

Cecil Aldin

Lionel Edwards

Edwin Noble

Rae Smith

CRW Nevinson

William Roberts

Dr Herbert Lake

John Singer-Sergeant

Darsie Japp

Lucy Kemp-Welch

Archibald Standish Hartrick

William Orpen

Gerald Pryse


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