Display On now until Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Throughout the final year of centenary commemorations for the First World War, the V&A is displaying its ceramic poppies by Paul Cummins MBE.

  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017 – Wednesday, 21 November 2018

  • Members' Reception Landing

  • Free event

Poppies  photo

The sixteen ceramic poppies came from the poignant, dramatic and hugely successful installation 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red', held at the Tower of London in 2014. The Museum's poppies, each subtly different from the next, honour the sacrifice of the sixteen members of V&A staff who lost their lives in the War.