Poppy Field


A stunning projection of poppies will fill the Nave of St Albans Cathedral for two nights only, as part of a unique light and sound installation to commemorate the World War One Centenary.  The event will take place on Friday 26th October and Saturday 27th October from 7.30pm – 11pm.  Final entry is at 10.45pm.

Entry to the installation on both evenings is free and booking is not required.  Donations will be welcome.

They expect these events to be extremely busy.  You may wish to time your visit later in the evening to avoid queuing.

The Cathedral will open after dark to anyone wishing to contemplate and reflect on the history of World War One.  The event will provide people with an opportunity to remember those who have served, both in the First World War and any other conflict.

The installation will feature projections specially tailored to St Albans Cathedral, including names of local soldiers who have served in the armed forces and falling rose petals which will be projected over the Shrine of Alban.

Important information:

  • Please do not bring camera tripods to the event, as this could impact the flow of the installation
  • With the exception of Guide and Assistance Dogs, this event is not suitable for pets
  • Please do not bring food or drink into the installation
  • Please do not bring large bags or rucksacks into the installation
  • Please note that there is no parking at the Cathedral. Please check their  planning your visit page or  car parks in St Albans  for information on parking and public transport nearby