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Poppies

September 10th 2015

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By Paul Cummins, artist, and Tom Piper, designer

Saturday 12th September - Sunday 1st November (10am - 5pm every day) 

Woodhorn Museum is pleased and honoured to present Weeping Window as part of a UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies sculpture organised by 14-18 NOW.

Take a look some aerial footage of the sculpture at Woodhorn: https://youtu.be/ODr7AOEio2A 

Full details of the artwork can be found on the exhibition page .

Many people are taking the opportunity to visit Woodhorn during the installation so there are times when the site and car park is busy. Our staff are doing everything they can to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable visit, but we would ask people to bear with us.

For the most up to date information follow Woodhorn via the Woodhorn Facebook page  and on Twitter @Woodhorn.

A bus service runs from Ashington Bus Station right to the museum on Saturdays and Sundays (and during the October school holiday) while the poppies are with us. More details are available here .

If you are thinking of coming with an organised group, see our options for planning a group visit , and please let us know when you intend to come even if you don't require any special arrangements. 

Latest News - postcards and prints are now available from the online shop and in person at Woodhorn.

Dogs at Woodhorn

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woodhorn, but family pets are not allowed in the fenced museum area.  

Woodhorn would like to thank many organisations for their support in enabling the museum to host Weeping Window:

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Arts Council England

The Heritage Lottery Fund

The Adderstone Fund at the Community Foundation
The Asian Fund at the Community Foundation
The Barbour Foundation
The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
The G S May Family Fund at the Community Foundation
The Hadrian Trust
The Linden Family Fund at the Community Foundation
The Lendrum Family Community First Fund at the Community Foundation
The Ridley Family Charity
The W A Handley Charity Trust
Vital Northumberland at the Community Foundation
  

You can read the original announcement press release here

For more information about 14-18NOW visit http://www.1418now.org.uk/

Weeping Window is from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. Poppies and original concept: Paul Cummins. Installation design: Tom Piper. By Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces at HM Tower of London 2014.

Image credit: © Richard Lea-Hair and Historic Royal Palaces

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