Two of the new scenes from the Alderney Tapestry: William's Coronation and the building of the Tower

An important part of the Museum's collection is a print of the complete Bayeux Tapestry as it was in 1818, produced by Charles Stothard – the only one on display in the country.  It shows all 58 scenes in the events leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings.
 Also on show are a number of tapestries recreating scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry, dating from the early 1900s and 2016.

​And finally, a replica of the Alderney Tapestry.  Did you know that many historians believe that the final panel of the Bayeux Tapestry is missing?  This tapestry picks up where the Bayeux Tapestry stops and records events from the battle to the coronation of William the Conqueror in London on Christmas Day 1066 in four scenes: Duke William dining after the battle; the nobles of 

More recent renditions of the famous tapestry

London submitting to William at Berkhamsted; the coronation of William and the devastation of Southwark; and finally, the construction of the White Tower (the Tower of London).​

​​It was started in 2012 by a group of islanders from Alderney, led by Kate Russell,  and completed in February 2013, with more than 400 individuals having contributed their stitches, including the Prince of Wales and the ​Duchess of Cornwall. ​

The Duke dining after the battle

The Battle Tapestries