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Fri, Nov 11


Museum of Richmond, 2nd floor

In Person Tour: Richmond Museum's exhibition: The Poppy Factory (11.00)

To mark Remembrance day, we have teamed up with the Museum of Richmond for a personal tour by the curators about a unique local landmark: The Poppy Factory, as it marks its centenary in 2022. more info below

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In Person Tour: Richmond Museum's exhibition: The Poppy Factory (11.00)
In Person Tour: Richmond Museum's exhibition: The Poppy Factory (11.00)

Time & Location

Nov 11, 2022, 11:00 AM GMT – Nov 12, 2022, 11:45 AM GMT

Museum of Richmond, 2nd floor, The Old Town Hall, Whittaker Ave, Richmond TW9 1TP, UK


About the Event

This exhibition at the Museum of Richmond focuses on the history of the Royal Legion Poppy Factory on Petersham Road, Richmond. Founded in 1922 by Major George Howson MC, a British Army officer in the First World War and winner of the Military Cross in 1917  in a former collar factory on the Old Kent Road, it moved to its current location in 1926, on the site of the disused Lansdown Brewery, and continued to be staffed by disabled ex-servicemen. The factory remains open to this day, producing Remembrance Day poppies and wreaths.

Part of the tour will also include the permanent collection of the Museum of Richmond. Something we should have done ages ago, as we had our Friday lectures two floors down from them for about 10 years!!

Delivered by Laura Irwin, Curator and Executive Officer Museum of Richmond, and 

Victoria McGrath, Learning and Audience Development Officer

Please note that once you pay you will get an email confirming your payment. This email will also contain your ticket for the tour.

NB Max group size per slot: 10

we have 2 time slots available: 11.00 and at 12.00

To keep track of the numbers, these tours need to be pre-booked and pre-paid. However, it is still possible to pay offline. Please email to book offline.


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