Reenactment images courtesy of Peter Grant

Battle Tapestries

Included in the 1066 exhibition is a complete print of the Bayeux Tapestry by Charles Stothard, recreations of scenes from the Tapestry and a replica of the Alderney Tapestry which was completed in 2013.

Two New Special Exhibitions

This season's special exhibition explores the changing face of the Post Office, with special reference to the Battle branch. Another new exhibition features an original 1710 copybook of Philip Papillon, whose descendants once owned Crowhurst Park. 


The exhibition tells the story of England’s most famous battle which was fought on the site of Battle Abbey and may even have reached the site of the Museum.  Included is The Battle of Hasting axe, possibly the only surviving relic of the Battle of Hastings.

Battle museum of local history