8 August - 24 September
Monday to Wednesday, Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursdays in August - 9.30am - 8pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 10:30am - 4:30pm
(Please note that last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
The Senedd offers free guided tours. The tours will be available regularly throughout the day.
Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below. The sculpture, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, is presented by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War Centenary.
The sculpture, alongside Wave – a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks – was initially conceived as one of the key dramatic sculptural elements of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in the summer and autumn of 2014.
The Senedd, home to the National Assembly for Wales, is the first venue to host Weeping Window where the sculpture can be seen from the outside as well as the inside.
Join the conversation at #PoppiesTour or find out more about the poppies at 14-18NOW.
Image shows the Weeping Window at (L-R): St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall (photo by Michael Bowles/Getty Images); Woodhorn Colliery Museum (photo by Colin Davison), and The Silk Mill, Derby (photo by Richard Stonehouse/Getty Images). Header image shows the Poppies: Wave installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Alongside the Weeping Window we are pleased to confirm the following:
Our reflection space is a quiet area where you can stop, and think about how you felt when you experienced Poppies: Weeping Window.
You can take a card to write a comment, draw a picture, or share a message of remembrance for someone. Your cards will be displayed on our Remembrance Wall, for others to read and reflect on.
Acts of the Assembly
We make laws which are shaping the future of Wales.
A selection of Acts of the Assembly show the type of decisions made here in the Senedd. They link the realities that the people of Wales would have experienced 100 years ago and the freedom and choices we have today.
Women, War, Peace
This exhibition explores the impact of war on women across the world in the hundred years since the First World War.
It is a collaboration between the renowned photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, and the Wales for Peace project.
It includes the work of some 300 volunteers from across Wales who in the last two years have been exploring the core question of the Wales for Peace project:
"In the hundred years since the First World War, how has Wales contributed to the search for peace?"
The stories behind the names
The Welsh National Book of Remembrance for the First World War is a core feature of the history of the Temple of Peace, home of the Wales for Peace project.
To date, it has been displayed, with interpretation panels, at five venues across Wales. At each venue we highlight the stories of local soldiers for our 'Remembering for Peace' exhibition.
A small number of women are named in the Book, nurses and volunteers who were killed on the front line. These are the 'stories behind the names' on which this exhibition focuses.
Arts and Craft corner
Do you want to make your own poppy? You can take it home with you as a reminder of your day - or add it to our own 'Poppy Canvas' that will be on display throughout the exhibition.
Have a go at winning a prize! Explore the Senedd and collect the clues – and find out lots of interesting facts about the building and the National Assembly along the way!
Collect a trail card from the Arts and Craft corner, and hand in your completed card
One of our tour guides will take you on a tour of the Senedd and its key architectural features. They'll share the role of the Assembly and the importance of democracy in handling conflicts in a peaceful way.
Tours will last approx. 30 minutes and run regularly 7 days a week.
Our café offers a range of refreshments, and is the perfect place to end your visit.
Our gift shop showcases a selection of the best of Welsh produce.
Whilst we host Poppies: Weeping Window, we have some special items related to the sculpture for sale as a souvenir of your visit.
Thursday evenings at the Senedd
To celebrate the arrival of the Weeping Window, the Senedd will be open later on Thursday evenings to offer the chance for visitors to experience the sculpture at night. The café will be serving refreshments until 8pm.