5 August – 11 November 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Our evolving installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, marked the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower’s famous moat.

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Tower poppy artwork to tour the UK

Two major features of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation, the Weeping Window and Wave, will travel to a number of locations around the UK from 2015.

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Watch the making
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What's on

An exhibition in the Flint Tower with extraordinary photographs and films from 1914 shows how the Tower was used for in the recruitment, deployment and training of soldiers and also became, once again, a place of execution.

The Roll of Honour

Every evening during the installation, the Last Post was played at sunset. Members of the Commonwealth forces who were killed in the First World War were nominated to have their name read out in this nightly ceremony.

#TowerPoppies

Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates, images and stories from the Tower of London Remembers project.

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Why remember?

How do you think we should remember the First World War? Hear what our visitors and staff had to say. @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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