School Tours

The factory runs a visit programme throughout the year.  The standard school tour consists of a presentation, tour and the chance, time permitting, for the children to make poppies. Tours normally last 2 hours and although there is no charge for the visit donations are most welcome.

Over the Remembrance period we host an Autumn School Visit Programme which also includes an interactive presentation.  During this programme tours last 2 hours, however we can be flexible with timings etc.

Please note:  The educational sessions begin in the lecture theatre on the first floor, given the age of the building there is no disabled access to this room at present.  However, we can offer alternative activities for this part of the visit if access cannot be accommodated.  The sessions are interactive and include exposure to loud noises, such as shouting and sirens that might cause distress to some children.  We hope to accommodate everyone so please let us know if you require us to make any adjustments to the programme to allow children to participate as fully as possible.

The Autumn School Visit Programme for 2018 runs from 22nd October to 16th November 2018 and the diary bookings opens annually on the 1st May.  Visits’ will be allocated on a first come first served basisNo visits will be allocated prior to this date.

Please note visits on a Friday morning are restricted to the Autumn School Visit Programme only.

To book a visit, please complete the form below.

Timings for the School Visit Programme are as follows:

Monday – Thursday

AM 10.00 to 12.00

PM 12.00 to 14.30


AM Only 10.00 to 12.00