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Battle Museum is in the town of Battle where the famous Battle of Hastings occurred in 1066
and the Norman King William defeated the SaxonKing Harold . The museum has the only SaxonBattle 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 .
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 email@example.com