Battle Museum of Local History
Sussex, England

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The Battle Museum
The town of Battle

Situated in the town of Battle in the county of East Sussex is the fascinating Museum of Local History. Here visitors can learn about the history of this great town which was the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the last time that England suffered a defeat on home soil.

This decisive battle transformed the country as the Normans took over from the Saxons and changed England forever. The 950th anniversary of the battle is commemorated in a special exhibition in the museum. This exhibition will run throughout 2016 and will feature lectures, objects and connections from the famous Battle and the consequences of it in themes such as ‘What the Normans did for us'. The Battle of Hastings axe which was unearthed in 1951 is thought to be the only surviving relic of the actual Battle and can be seen on display in the museum. Also on display will be the Alderney Tapestry which was created in 2012 by residents of that Channel Island and is a final panel to the Bayeuex Tapestry, the original final piece is thought by many experts to be missing.

Other collections in the museum include a Roman one featuring artefacts found on the site of the bathhouse at Beauport Park and a prehistory one which includes bone fragments and footprint cast from a dinosaur. There is an interesting Victorian collection with many unusual items and a collection of memorabilia and photographs from the two World Wars.

 

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Battle Museum of Local History
The Almonry
High St
Sussex
TN33 0AE
01424 775955
 

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