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​​​​​​​Weeping Window at the Senedd

Weeping Window

Thank you to everyone who visited Poppies: Weeping Window. 

It has been wonderful to welcome so many of you to the Senedd to experience the Poppies Tour.

 

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Poppies: Weeping Window ​has now left the Senedd. ​It will next be seen at Ulster Museum, Belfast​ from 14 October - 3 December.

You can still visit the Senedd and the Pierhead building, which are home to exhibitons throughout the year.  

​About Poppies: Weeping Window

​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, was 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


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.

 

 
 

What is​​​​​ the Senedd?​

The Senedd is the home of the National Assembly for Wales, and represents the heart of democracy in Wales. 

A modern parliamentary building, it is open to the public throughout the year, welcoming visitors seven days a week.

Entry is free of charge, and as the building offers some of the best views in Cardiff Bay, please come along and have a look around.

What’s inside?​

The Senedd houses the debating chamber of the National Assembly for Wales. Look down below the huge funnel and you’ll be able to see where our politicians sit during parliamentary debates. Take one of our free tours to discover more about the building and what happens here.

 

 
 

 

How to get here​

Bus​​​

The Baycar (Route 6) bendy bus leaves from various bus stops around the city centre every 10 minutes and stops outside the Wales Millennium Centre adjacent to the Senedd.

Routes 7 and 8 depart from Canal Street and Westgate Street respectively every 15 minutes and stop on Pierhead Street, a short walk (approximately 200 metres) from the Senedd.

For more information please visit the Baycar website.

Train

Services run every 12 minutes from Cardiff Queen Street Station to Cardiff Bay Station. The station is a few minutes walk from the Senedd and the Pierhead buildings.

Road

Leave the M4 at junction 33, follow the A4232 to Cardiff Bay and follow signposts to National Assembly for Wales, CF99 1NA.

Car parking

There are two multi-storey car parks situated in Cardiff Bay. Q-Park Cardiff Bay is the nearest to the National Assembly for Wales, located on Pierhead Street, a short walk from the Senedd. There is also an MSCP car park which can be found in Mermaid Quay opposite Techniquest.

Coach parking

Please contact us for a map showing coach drop-off points.​​

​​​Cardiff Bay map (including Parking locations) (PDF, 1.33MB)

 

 
 

 

Facilities and access​

As with any government building, all visitors are required to go through security on their way in to the Senedd. Our friendly security team are trained to be aware of the needs of visitors with disabilities, or who might have specific requirements based on their religious beliefs.

The Senedd is fully accessible with ramp access at the front of the building and lifts to all floors inside. A hearing loop system is available to hearing aid users.

The building offers fully assisted changing facilities and gender-neutral washrooms which are suitable for all.

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Open Doors 2017

Join us on 30 September for an exclusive tour of the Senedd for Cadw's annual Open Doors programme.

Senedd and Pierhead​
They're two of the most iconic buildings in Wales, and they're open to the public for free all year round. 
Planning your visit​

The Senedd and Pierhead are two of the most iconic builidngs in Wales. Whether you're interested in politics or just visiting Cardiff Bay we've got all the information you need.

 
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