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Battle Museum

1066 and all that plus other local history



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Battle Museum oldest <a href=Guy Fawkes in the world" align="left" hspace="2" vspace="2" width="150"> Battle Museum is in the town of Battle where the famous Battle of Hastings occurred in 1066 and the Norman King William defeated the Saxon King Harold . The museum has the only Saxon Battle axe head discovered since the battle.
Also relating to the Battle the museum also houses a copy of the 1818 Charles Stothard engravings of the Bayeux Tapestry .

There are artifacts that have been found from the Roman Bath house probably run by the Roman fleet Classis Britannica at nearby Beauport Park, where the Channel 4 Time Team carried out its survey.( Time Team series 6 episode 7).

The museum houses the "Oldest Guy in the World", most guys are burned complete on Guy Fawkes Night 5th November, however only the Battle Guy's body was burnt up until the 1900's and his head was removed before the Bonfire took place. The head carved from pear wood is thought to be over 200 years old and the body from the early 1900's. This Guy is shown in the Museum, and is paraded up and down the High Street during the Battel Bonfire Boyes parade on the nearest saturday to November 5th.

Further items are on display from the wide history of Battle including items from the World Wars together with local farming and maufacture related items.

Opening Times : From 1st April till 31st October
Monday - Saturday 10am -> 16:30
Selected Sundays 12:00 -> 15:00

For details phone Battle Museum 01424-775955
or email enquiries@battlemuseum.org.uk

 

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