5 August – 11 November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Don’t miss our evolving installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower’s famous moat.

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You can own a part of this historic installation. Buy your own hand-made ceramic poppy for £25 or make a dedication and help support the vital work of carefully selected service charities in the UK.

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What's on

A new exhibition on the Tower’s role during the war plus a series of related learning events, including a close-up viewing of archived soldiers’ diaries, will accompany the installation.

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The Roll of Honour

Every evening, the Last Post will be played at sunset. You are invited to nominate a member of the Commonwealth forces who was killed in the First World War to have their name read out in this nightly ceremony.

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Why remember?

We’d like to know how you think we should remember the First World War. Hear what our visitors and staff have to say and join the conversation. @HRP_Learning

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The Tower during the War

Did you know that the Tower was used during the First World War for recruiting and training the troops?

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