Poppies to remember?

Earl Haig Fund poppy lapel badge, 1930

Discover some of the stories of Remembrance held by the Museum, the evolution of the poppy as a symbol, and how it is used today.

Why do we wear poppies?

Each November, poppies are sold in schools, in shops, and in lots of different public places. This session gives learners the chance to explore why poppies are worn at this time of year as well as investigate stories of Remembrance and the lives of men and women who served during the First World War.

This session is 60 minutes long.

The session includes:

  • Historic photographs
  • Handling objects
  • Group discussion
  • Gallery visit with poppy making activity and related trail (optional)

Curriculum areas:

  • History

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