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 Reading Museum,
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.
For more information on the Bayeux Tapestry or Reading Museum, visit the Reading Museum & Town Hall website. A link to the site can be found at the bottom of this page.

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How to use this site:

Navigate using the scenes and the section titles

Reading Museum & Town Hall website

All images on this site are taken from the Victorian copy of the Bayeux Tapestry
and are copyright 2000 - 2014 Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service), Berkshire, UK