Bayeux Tapestry Gallery
Britain's full-size copy of the famous Bayeux Tapestry is displayed in its magnificent entirety in this purpose-built gallery.
This faithful replica is 70 metres long. It was made by 35 skilled Victorian women embroiderers in 1885 so that Britain should have its own copy of the tapestry. We have a page on this site and an entire separate site dedicated to Britain's Bayeux Tapestry. For more information please follow the links below.
The gallery also explores the background and impact of the Norman Conquest of 1066, including the history of Saxon migration and Viking raids on the Reading area over the preceding 400 years.
Every Saturday 2.15pm - 3.00pm you can enjoy a FREE Bayeux Tapestry Tour. These guided tours of the facsimile tapestry by Museum staff are suitable for all ages and there is no need to book - just turn up.
Date updated: 23 Jul 2012
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Explore Reading's own full-size copy of the Bayeux Tapestry