Poppies — Weeping Window

Address:
, Lambeth Road, London51.496008 -0.108354
Tel:
0207 416 5000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
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10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See iwm.org.uk

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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.

 

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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”

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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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