Britain's Bayeux Tapestry

Here you can read the tale told by the Bayeux Tapestry -
The story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, the men who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066. William's defeat of Harold at the Battle of Hastings ensured the success of the Norman invasion of England...

The Victorian replica of the Tapestry is housed in its own gallery at the Museum of Reading,
where it can be viewed for FREE during the Museum opening hours
The entire Tapestry is available to view in sections, with a description above each. The site can be used as an extra resource for Bayeux education sessions or on its own.
The images of the Tapestry are low quality to keep the site fast loading. If you would like higher quality images of the Tapestry please contact us using the enquiry form (see the link below).
For more information on the Bayeux Tapestry or the Museum of Reading, or for gifts inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, visit the Reading Museum Service Website. A link to the site can be found at the bottom of this page.

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