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The Poppy Factory

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Great visit

We went on a coach trip and it was an extremely interesting and informative afternoon. The... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Near Southampton
Very Interesting

Surprised this was tucked away from main street, with not a lot of parking. Interesting knowledge... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 Petersham Road, Richmond, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6UR, England
+44 20 8940 3305
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Reviewed June 18, 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...More

Thank AnnieNearSouthampton
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Loopylou13
Reviewed June 13, 2018

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...More

Thank connieboy
Reviewed June 7, 2018

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.

Thank tinavt57
Reviewed May 4, 2018

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...More

Thank shorthaul2015
Reviewed April 29, 2018

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...More

Thank 15traveladdict9
Reviewed April 14, 2018

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!

Thank ChrisLeisterCrow
Reviewed January 16, 2018

Ok go to the poppy factory go look at the mentally, physically, and battle traumatised disabled and pay for the privalage and pay over the odds for a souvenir worth three times the amount of an ex military man/woman earns pr hour working there then...More

3  Thank foreverautumn63
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Very welcoming with a drink and biscuits !! We were booked in as a group and we had a most interesting and detailed talk and video. This was followed by a guided tour, when we were given the opportunity to make a Poppy. We all...More

Thank justmarigold
Reviewed October 29, 2017

The staff and workers were kind and helpful. We were given an insightful tour. Booking months in advance is advisable by telephone.

Thank wendyl0uisa
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Response from ChrisLeisterCrow | Reviewed this property |
yes, you are seated at the beginning & I am sure they can accomodate you with seating around the tour.