Date announced for poppies at county museum

The 'Weeping Window' poppy display at the Tower of London. Picture by Richard Lea-Hair/Historic Royal Palaces.

The 'Weeping Window' poppy display at the Tower of London. Picture by Richard Lea-Hair/Historic Royal Palaces.

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Dates have been confirmed for the visit to Woodhorn by the iconic poppies sculpture Weeping Window as part of a UK-wide tour organised by 14-18 NOW.

Woodhorn will host the sculpture from Saturday, September 12, until Sunday, November 1.

Woodhorn Museum is honoured to be the first venue outside London to present Weeping Window by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, from the extraordinary installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red which was created to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The installation was originally at HM Tower of London from August to November 2014; 888,246 poppies were displayed, one to honour each death in the British and Colonial forces of the First World War. 

The museum is now looking for volunteers to help greet and direct visitors during the installation.

Anyone who wants to find out more can visit the website, emailing admin@woodhorn.org.uk for an application pack or calling (01670) 624455.

Applications must be received by Tuesday, September 1.

For more information about Weeping Window at Woodhorn, visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com

Updates will also be available via the museum Facebook page.