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Weeping Window poppies Hull Maritime Museum

Weeping Window in Hull
Image caption The poppies cascade from the old Dock Offices

A sculpture featuring thousands of handmade ceramic poppies has been installed in Hull to commemorate those who died in World War One.

Weeping Window can be seen at the Maritime Museum until May as part of the City of Culture celebrations.

The city-centre building, formerly the Dock Offices, tells the history of Hull's mariners.

The site has been chosen to highlight sacrifices made by the Merchant and Royal Navies.

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The building in Queen Victoria Square witnessed many of the defining events of the First World War in Hull.

Image caption The display will be in Hull until May
Image caption The ceramic poppies are all handmade

Weeping Window is part of the poppy installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which was created to mark the centenary of World War One and was originally at the Tower of London in 2014.

Each poppy in the original display represented one death in the British forces during the 1914-18 war, a total of 888,246.

The poppies will end a UK tour in 2018 and have a permanent home at the Imperial War Museum.

Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will officially open Weeping Window on Saturday.

It will be on display until May.

Image caption The poppies were created to mark the World War One centenary

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