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Royal British Legion Poppy Factory

Royal British Legion Poppy Factory

Heritage Centre, free entry

Contact

The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory

020 8940 3305

Address

20 Petersham Road,
Richmond,
Surrey,
TW10 6UR

Details

Each year 32 million Remembrance poppies and 80,000 wreaths are made at the Poppy Factory. A team of 50 people, most of them disabled, work all year round. They also make the wreathes laid by Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal family.

Guided tours of the working factory show poppy and wreath making and include a talk. Minimum party is and the maximum is 42 people; smaller groups will be amalgamated whenever possible. Bookings must be made in advance. Tea and biscuits are served. Lunches at the staff restaurant can be pre-booked. Visitors on guided tours can buy souvenirs including Poppy Factory china.

Come and see for yourselves what goes on here and where those familiar red poppies are made!

Facilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringAccepts groups

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours mandatorySmoking not allowed

Opening details

There are two tours Monday to Thursday at 10.30am and 1:30pm, on request only. Please book in advance. Visitors must be at the venue 15 minutes before the tour begins.

Prices

Free entry

Donations are very welcome

Location

Directions

See location of Royal British Legion Poppy Factory on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 179743  Lat: 51.45600 Long: -0.30319

Train: Richmond Station
Tube: District line to Richmond
Buses: 65, 33, 337, 371, 493, 969, 190, 391, 419.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed