Retail Outlets for The Poppy Umbrella
This is a list of the shops and online shops which sell The Poppy Umbrella as a popular gift item and fundraising product. These shops trade on behalf of registered charities working for ex-Service and welfare organizations, military and history museums in the United Kingdom and on the WW1 and WW2 battlefields of France and Belgium, military Remembrance associations and not-for-profit organizations.
It is advisable to check with an outlet that the style of Poppy Umbrella you would like to purchase from the shop is available to purchase before you make a special journey.
Dover Castle Secret Wartime Tunnels (English Heritage Site)
Retail location: Dover in East Kent and online mail order (telescopic Minlite style only)
The Secret Wartime Tunnel museum shop has a WWII theme. The telescopic Poppy Umbrella is on sale at this shop. Visitor information about the Secret Wartime Tunnels is available on the website link below.
Address: Dover Castle, Castle Hill, Dover, Kent CT16 1HU
Telephone (Dover Castle Site): 01304 211 067
Telephone (English Heritage Customer Services): 0870 333 1181
Website (Dover Castle Secret Wartime Tunnels): www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/dover-castle/wartime-tunnels
National Memorial Arboretum Gift Shop (Staffordshire)
Retail location: Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire (all Poppy Umbrella styles - no mail order)
The National Memorial Arboretum is part of The Royal British Legion family. It is the United Kingdom's centre of Remembrance. The National Memorial Arboretum is run by staff and volunteers. The National Arboretum Company Limited is a Registered Charity No. 1043992.
The gift shop sells a range of cards and gifts including the telescopic, standard and golf styles of The Poppy Umbrella. All proceeds from sales in the gift shop are given to support the charity.
Address: National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR
Telephone: 01283 792333
Royal British Legion “Poppy Shop”
Retail location: online mail order (telescopic Minilite, standard Roma, transparent Birdcage & golf styles)
Buying from the Royal British Legion “Poppy Shop” helps to fund the work of The Royal British Legion (Registered Charity No. 219279). The Poppy Shop is operated by The Royal British Legion Trading Ltd. All profits from sales go directly to the work carried out by the Royal British Legion in its welfare support for the Armed Forces.
The Poppy Shop sells a variety of poppy gift products, ceremonial items, cards and stationery.
Address: Poppy Shop, Adamsway, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4FL
Address: Poppy Shop, Adamsway, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4FL
Telephone: 0300 123 9110
Website: Poppy Shop online catalogue at www.poppyshop.org.uk
Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
Retail location: Winchester (telescopic Minilite style only)
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TS
Telephone: 01962 828549
Royal Hospital Chelsea Gift Shop (London & Online Catalogue)
Retail location: Chelsea in London and online mail order (telescopic Minilite, transparent Birdcage, standard Roma, golf styles)
The Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal Ltd. is a Registered Charity No. 1076414. All proceeds from funds raised by sales from the museum shop go to the welfare work carried out by The Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal Ltd. for the ex-Service in-pensioners accommodated at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Launched at the Royal Hospital Chelsea stand at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1998, the Poppy Umbrella saw sales of over 2,000 umbrellas in three days. All proceeds went to The Royal Hospital. The Poppy Umbrella continues to be a popular gift item at the Royal Hospital stand during the annual Chelsea Flower Show.
Address: The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
Telephone: (switchboard - ask for the shop) 020 7881 5200
Online Shop: royal-hospital-chelsea.myshopify.com
The Tank Museum
Retail location: Bovington near Wareham, Dorset (telescopic Minilite style, Roma walking length style, transparent Birdcage style, golf style)
The Tank Museum Shop is very well stocked with a wide variety of gifts, nostalgia items, books, model kits and more for children and adults. Registered Charity No. 1102661.
Telephone: 01929 405096
The Union Jack Club
Retail location: Waterloo in London (telescopic Minilite style, transparent Birdcage style, golf style)
The Union Jack Club is a private club for all serving and ex-service personnel below Commissioned rank of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
Address: The Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ
Telephone: 020 7902 6000 (24hr Switchboard)
The Wardrobe: The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum Shop
Retail location: Salisbury in Wiltshire (telescopic Minilite style only)
The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum is owned by the The Rifles Wardrobe and Museum Trust, Registered Charity No 272051. The museum and its shop are located in the famous Close of Salisbury Cathedral. For opening hours or to check availability of stock (telescopic style only) contact the museum via the details below.
Address: The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EX
Telephone: 01722-419 419
Fax: 01722-421 626
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Retail location: Canberra ACT and online mail order (telescopic Minilite, standard Roma, golf style)
Poppy Umbrellas are available to purchase from the museum shop and the museum's online shop:
Website (museum online shop): www.awm.gov.au
Family and Friends of the First AIF Inc. (FFFAIF)
Retail location: online mail order (telescopic Minilite, standard Roma, golf style)
The Poppy Umbrella is available to members and non-members of FFFAIF. All proceeds go towards research, projects and ceremonial attendances carried out by FFFAIF in the commemoration of the part played by Australian Servicemen and women in the First World War.
The FFFAIF Secretary can be contacted regarding purchases of The Poppy Umbrella within Australia by the following email:
In Flanders Fields Museum Shop & Visitor Centre for Ypres (Ieper)
Retail location: Ypres in West Flanders (telescopic Minilite, transparent Birdcage, standard Roma, golf styles)
The idea for The Poppy Umbrella was conceived as Lt Col Graham Parker passed the famous Cloth Hall in Ypres on a wet Armistice Day in 1995. Located inside the Cloth Hall, the gift shop for both the award-winning In Flanders Fields museum and the Visitor Centre for Ypres is a popular destination for visitors to Ypres. The Poppy Umbrella is one of a range of poppy-related gift items available from the shop. Proceeds from the well-stocked museum shop help to fund the work of the museum and its archive.
Address: Lakenhallen, Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper, Belgium
Telephone: +32 (0)57 239 450
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Retail location: Zonnebeke in West Flanders (telescopic Minilite, transparent Birdcage, standard Roma, golf styles)
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Berten Pilstraat 5A, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium
Telephone: +32 (0) 51 77 04 41
Plugstreet 14-18 Experience
Retail location: Ploegsteert in Belgium (telescopic Minilite umbrella only)
Address: Rue de Messines 152, 7782 Ploegsteert, Belgium
Telephone: +32 (0)56 484 000
Email: www.plugstreet1418.be contact
Talbot House (Toc H), Poperinge
Retail location: Poperinge in West Flanders (telescopic Minilite, transparent Birdcage, standard Roma styles)
Talbot House (Toc H) is a "living" museum in Poperinge, used by British soldiers from December 1915 to the end of the war as a place for relaxation and rest behind the lines. The Poppy Umbrella is sold in the gift shop to help support the work of the museum.
Address: Talbot House Association, Gasthuistraat 43, B-8970 Poperinge, Belgium
Telephone +32 (0) 57 33 32 28
Fax +32 (0)57 33 21 83
Historial de la Grande Guerre Musée 14-18 (Péronne)
Retail location: Péronne in Département Somme (telescopic Minilite, standard Roma, golf styles)
The internationally renowned First World War museum has a well-stocked shop with books, maps, cards and many items associated with visits to the Western Front and the study of the war of 1914-1918.
Address: Château de Péronne, BP 20063, 80201 Péronne cedex, France
Telephone: +33 (0)18.104.22.168.18
Musée Somme 1916
Retail location: Albert, Picardie (telescopic Minilite and standard Roma styles)
The Poppy Umbrella is available at the museum shop.
Address: Musée Somme 1916, Rue Anicet Godin, 80300 Albert, France
Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 75 16 17
Website: (English) www.musee-somme-1916.eu
Pays du Coquelicot - Tourist Office of the Poppy Country, Albert
Retail location: Albert Département Somme. (Telescopic Minilite only)
Address: 9, rue Gambetta - BP 82, 80300 Albert, France
Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 75 16 42
Thiepval Visitor Centre, Thiepval (WW1 Somme battlefield)
Retail location: Thiepval in Département Somme (telescopic Minilite, standard Roma, transparent Birdcage, golf styles)
The Thiepval Visitor Centre has a well-stocked shop with a wide range of quality books, cards, maps and souvenir items associated with visits and study of the First World War battlefields. The Thiepval Visitor Centre is managed by the Historial de la Grande Guerre museum on behalf of the Conseil Général de la Somme.
Address: Rue de l’ancre, 80300 Thiepval, France
Telephone: +33 (0)22.214.171.124.47
Website: www.historial.org (Centre d'accueuil de Thiepval)
Juno Beach Visitor Centre (Normandy)
Retail location: Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy (telescopic Minilite, transparent Birdcage and standard Roma styles)
Juno Beach Visitor Centre is a WW2 museum and cultural centre situated on the Normandy beaches, scene of the Canadian landings on D-Day, 6th June 1944. The beach landing site is a national historic site for Canada. The Juno Beach Centre is a non-profit organization and is the only Canadian museum in Normandy. The Centre focuses on the involvement of Canadian military personnel and civilians in the Second World War on the battlefields and on the home front.
Address: Juno Beach Centre, Voie des Français Libres, BP 104, 14470 Courseulles-sur-Mer, France
Telephone: +33 (0)126.96.36.199.17
The Great War 1914-1918
Joanna Legg, David Legg and Lt Col Graham Parker OBE (Retd) of Rembrella Ltd. also have a website focused on the Great War of 1914-1918 at www.greatwar.co.uk. Graham and the family have been visiting and studying the First World War battlefields of the Western Front in France and Belgium for over 30 years.
Graham's 32 years' service as a regular Officer in the British Army, his personal and family loss of life in military service and his dedication to the study of the First World War lie behind his inspiration for The Poppy Umbrella as a means to help raise funds for good causes and to remind us to “Remember” throughout the year, in sunshine or in rain.
See our website for The Great War 1914-1918 at www.greatwar.co.uk