As I’m sure you are well aware, the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has recently been released, but did you know that Wayne Manor is actually a National Trust Heritage site in England. That’s right folks, Osterley Park and House in West London is the on screen home to Bruce Wayne, and to celebrate the recent release, they will be hosting a brand new exhibition called ‘Real to Reel’.
The house has been used in films from across the ages since the 1950’s, and they will now be showing an interactive exhibition so that visitors can get a behind the scenes look at Osterley’s long and illustrious history on the silver screen. The amazing exhibition will feature pictures and props from the various productions that have taken place at the grand venue, as well as looking at the challenges the National Trust face to keep the house in pristine condition.
House Steward and Filming Supervisor, Judith Evans, said –
Situated within the M25, close to Ealing and Sheperton studios Osterley is a favourite with film and TV production companies from around the world. Location managers appreciate the variety of settings; the house is set in 140 acres of landscaped gardens including pleasure grounds, ornamental lakes and classical garden buildings. Directors meanwhile love the stunning period features, from the extravagant show rooms created by the great designer Robert Adam to the servants’ basements below stairs.
Film location fees that are paid to the National Trust go straight back into the upkeep of that specific site. this helps to keep amazing British heritage sites such as this in great condition for everyone to enjoy. The Real to Reel Exhibition will be running between 21 July- 4 November 2012 if you would like to check it out, it looks amazing!
If you would like to purchase a National Trust membership or maybe find out more information on their work, check out our dedicated charity page. There’s a whole host of interesting stuff to learn about how they go about their work in keeping Britain Great.