Our full size replica of the Bayeux Tapestry is a wonderful resource for the teaching and learning of the Saxon/ Norman period and helps illustrate the events of 1066 and the death of Edward the Confessor. The tapestry is used alongside medieval objects, replica costume and role play to bring this period of history alive.

We recommend booking our Bayeux Tapestry school session in combination with Reading and its Abbey.

Good pace; pitched at right level; clearly delivered. Session leader handled children expertly. Excellent manner and tone.

St Andrews School

Notes for teachers

  • Key Stage 2 and 3

  • Uses Reading’s unique full size copy of the Bayeux Tapestry

  • Opportunities to handle real objects, including medieval pottery, weapons and tiles from Reading Abbey


  • Know the sequence of events leading up to the Battle of Hastings

  • Understand the bias and source reliability of the tapestry

  • Know what people ate, wore and used during the Saxon/Norman period