Artist Paul Cummins (R) and designer Tom Piper (L) with Culture Secretary Karen Bradley (2nd R) and Director of 14-18 NOW Jenny Waldman (2nd L). Jeff Spicer for Getty Images.
The final six locations of the Poppies Tour were announced in October 2017 by Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.
The 2018 #PoppiesTour locations are:
14 March – 29 April
Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson
13 April – 24 June
23 May – 8 July
Middleport Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent
2 August – 16 September
IWM North, Manchester
8 September – 25 November
6 October – 18 November
The final venues for the two sculptures will be the two sites of the Imperial War Museum, IWM North and IWM London. The two sculptures will then move into the long-term ownership of the Imperial War Museum, becoming part of the permanent collection.
Find out more about each individual venue here.
The breath-taking sculptures were initially conceived as the key dramatic sculptural elements in the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the autumn of 2014, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper.
The Poppies Tour has been visited by over 3 million people to date.