Bringing the Bayeux Tapestry to 1066 Country

Earlier this year, following the news that the Bayeux Tapestry may be displayed in the UK whilst its current home in France is being refurbished, I took the opportunity to put a bid in during PMQs for the tapestry to be displayed at Battle.

Amber Rudd MP and I are serious in our intent to get the tapestry to 1066 Country. We have now formally written to the Prime Minister explaining that our constituencies have a link to the tapestry which cannot be rivalled. We have also made the point that London is in no need for extra tourism whereas the influx in visitors and the resultant interest would be a huge boost to our local economy. I work on the basis that if you do not ask, you do not get.

Since then, I have been working with Battle Town Council, Battle Abbey and English Heritage to firm up proposals for the possibility that the Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed at the site of the Battle of Hastings.

I will post updates on this page.


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Bayeux Tapestry Bid

Representatives from English Heritage, Battle Abbey School and Battle Town Council joined Huw Merriman MP and visitor attraction and design industry experts this week to discuss the next stages in the bid for Battle to become the temporary UK home for the Bayeux Tapestry.