Reading Museum is proud to present a virtual tour of our famous full-size facsimile of the Bayeux Tapestry. For the first time you can enjoy access to the Tapestry from the comfort of your own home!
Learn more about Britain’s faithful replica and the skilled women embroiderers who created it in 1885. Delve into the history behind each vibrant scene, depicting the tumultuous events leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Who were the key figures involved and why was the Tapestry made?
A 20 minute, guided tour – available to watch on demand.
Your ticket will automatically give you access to the video hosted on our website. A confirmation email with the link will be sent to you. Please ensure you are logged into your account when attempting to view the film. If you have any problems, please contact the Reading Arts Box Office.
The replica Bayeux Tapestry at Reading Museum was masterfully produced in the 1890s by the Leek Embroidery Society. This was a group of women in Victorian Staffordshire who believed that Britain should have its own version of this incredible artwork that tells the story of an important chapter in English history.
On the Reading Museum website, explore and find out more about Britain's Bayeux Tapestry. Alternatively, take a look at our online shop and browse our range of Bayeux products, including our book 'Reading's Bayeux Tapestry', produced for Reading Museum by Reading publishers Two Rivers Press.