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image for Exhibition item typePoppies for Remembrance at National Museum Cardiff

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Exhibition, Sat 21 Jul 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019, free entry

Poppies for Remembrance

Poppies for Remembrance

Details

This exhibition will explore how the poppy became the symbol for remembrance, and provide an opportunity for contemplation and reflection on loss and recovery.

Poppies for Remembrance will also look at the science of poppy biodiversity, the many species of poppies worldwide and the threats to their existence.

From ancient history to today, the poppy has been closely linked to both healing and death. Poets and artists were inspired by it. Wars were waged over the Opium Poppy and the narcotics derived from it fuel conflicts today. During the First World War, morphine (an opium derivative) was the strongest pain killer available and widely used in battlefield medicine.

The Corn Poppy was a common sight on the First World War battlefields and after the war it became a popular symbol for remembrance. Instead of the Remembrance Poppy some people choose to wear the white Peace Poppy, first sold in 1933, or the more recent purple poppy which commemorates animals killed in warfare.

Poppies for Remembrance will invite visitors to explore the history of the poppy in all its diversity and reflect on how we engage with conflict both past and present through this enduring symbol.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Jul 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Prices

Free entry

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Address

Cathays Park,
Cardiff,
CF10 3NP

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Map reference: ST 183769  Lat: 51.48512 Long: -3.17800

Cardiff's Civic Centre, 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central Train Station. By car - Junction 32 of the M4.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Cardiff Queen Street station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available