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If you were moved by that vast field of ceramic poppies in the Tower of London's moat a few years ago then you'll definitely want to see this... Weeping Window is made up of several thousand of the exact same poppies, spilling out of a high location to the ground below.
The original display used 888,246 flowers -- one for every British or Colonial life lost during the First World War. The new display uses several thousand of the exact same flowers to mark the conflict's centenary.
The display has been touring the country and has already been seen by over 4 million people. Now it's the turn of the Imperial War Museum.
> Craig’s review of Imperial War Museum – “When was the last time that Britain lost a war? Let me think... apart from the Romans and the Vikings and the Normans, and the Hundred Years War, and the First Boer War, and that war against Mel Gibson in Scotland, I can't think of a single time that someone actually managed to beat us. Obviously you can't include the American War of Independence because that was tech… continued”
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
The Sun — Living With Our Star – 6 Oct 2018 to 6 May 2019 – The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
A Pirate’s Life For Me! – 20 Oct 2018 to 22 Apr 2019 – A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
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Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy Imperial War Museum then you might like to visit Churchill War Rooms (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to Westminster), HMS Belfast (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to London Bridge), National Army Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to Sloane Square) and National Maritime Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to Cutty Sark)
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