Woodhorn is thrilled and honoured that the museum will host the very first installation of the iconic Weeping Window poppies sculpture outside of London as part of a UK-wide tour of the organised by 14-18 NOW.
Weeping Window, and Wave which is also on tour, are both from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – poppies and original concept created by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces. The installation was originally at HM Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour every death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War.
The breathtaking cascade of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies will be on display at Woodhorn from Saturday 12th September until Sunday 1st November 2015.
How to Visit
Here are a few basic facts to help you plan your visit and help others to plan theirs.
The Venue: Woodhorn Museum, QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9YF
(If using sat-nav, please watch out for and follow signs to Woodhorn). It’s just off the A189 east of Ashington.
The Dates: Saturday 12th September – Sunday 1st November 2015
10am – 5pm every day
The Cost: Admission free. All day parking £3.50
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Visit the website for full details: www.experiencewoodhorn.com/poppies
Published: Thursday 27/08/2015
By Visit Northumberland
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