The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory, Richmond: Hours, Address, The Poppy Factory Reviews: 4.5/5

The Poppy Factory
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
How to get there
  • Richmond • 10 min walk
  • Richmond • 10 min walk

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jimwilliams8qz
West Mersea11 contributions
Visit the Poppy Factory. Richmond.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Excellent tour of the Poppy Factory. Our guide Jyoti fully explained the history of the Poppy Factory and how the Poppy has become a symbol of remembrance. We were also given a talk on The Poppy Factory’s continuing work with employment seeking disabled service personnel.
The tours are twice a day and free but need to be booked
A nice touch was being offered tea or coffee and biscuits on arrival in the reception hall.
There are also nice walks and eating places along the banks of the River Thames only 10minutes away.
Well done The Poppy Factory.
Written July 11, 2019
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Emma-Grace
Greater London, UK75 contributions
Brilliant. Visit recommend.
Feb 2019 • Friends
Learnt many surprising facts about the history of the poppy. Amazed at the production of so many items. Volunteer tour guides were excellent, very knowledgeable and proud of the factory. Opportunity to purchase poppy items from gift shop. Made a poppy in the factory. Viewed the royal family's wreaths and photographs of visits. Met ex-veterans who work in the factory. Felt very happy to leave a donation. Nice cup of tea or coffee on arrival. First part of the tour is sitting, watching a presentation, Q&A. Second part is a short tour. Highly recommend a visit.

Tours must be booked.
Written February 6, 2019
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Irene125
Godalming, UK18 contributions
Extremely Interesting Tour
Nov 2018 • Friends
We had a very interesting visit to the Poppy Factory today. Lovely friendly, helpful staff and we learnt a lot about the excellent work that the organisation does. We had a delicious home cooked lunch, which has to be pre-booked, and were able to try our hand at making our own poppies. All in all a very enjoyable afternoon.
Written November 12, 2018
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Anne T
Near Southampton16 contributions
Great visit
Jun 2018
We went on a coach trip and it was an extremely interesting and informative afternoon. The volunteer staff were just great. You can even make your own poppy. Given a cup of tea or coffee. Merchandise can be purchased from the small shop area. Definitely recommend
Written June 18, 2018
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Loopylou13
Portsmouth, UK122 contributions
Very Interesting
Jun 2018 • Friends
Surprised this was tucked away from main street, with not a lot of parking. Interesting knowledge given by guide and short videos. Nice participation in making poppies, would have liked to have spoken to the Veteran's though.
Written June 18, 2018
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connieboy
London, UK98 contributions
A great tour of the Poppy Factory
May 2018 • Friends
Well worth visiting to see how the Poppies are made in this wonderful factory. A real hidden gem in Richmond. They hold regular tours during the week. Great to go on a visit with a group of colleagues or friends. Educational as well.No parking on site so best to use public transport as Richmond train station is nearby.
Written June 13, 2018
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tinavt57
Greater London, UK1 contribution
Rewarding experience
Jun 2018 • Friends
Well worth visiting. Impressive and interesting including a behind the screens, guided tour. A moving experience explaining the history of the factory and the hard work of all those involved. Nostalgic and humbling.
Written June 7, 2018
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sandie K
London, UK272 contributions
A must to visit
May 2018 • Friends
A hidden gem in Richmond, I liked all the tour it went very quickly , which must be booked in advance, the presentation was brilliant and interesting but most of all making our own poppies and walking through the factory where you talk to the ex Service people.you can’t take photos of the factory.
Written May 4, 2018
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15traveladdict9
Horsham, UK454 contributions
Inspirational
Apr 2018 • Friends
I went with a U3A group to visit this place. You are greated with tea and biscuits and have a video presentation about the remarkable work done by this charity. You then take a tour of the factory during which you are able to make your own poppy. You learn all about the tomb of the unknown soldier. Really worth while.
Written April 29, 2018
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ChrisLeisterCrow
Farnham Common, UK17 contributions
Visited with group of Scouts
Apr 2018 • Friends
We booked months in advance to get the dates we needed and were impressed with the reception & tour...even drinks & biscuit were offered. Scouts were interested for the whole 2 hours we were there which was impressive & indicative!
Written April 14, 2018
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The Poppy Factory is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM


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