Britain's Bayeux Tapestry

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Activities and School Resources

The links below are to activities that can be used in the classroom or for learning at home.

Create your own Bayeux Tapestry with the online interactive. Complete the missing final stages of the tapestry or recreate your favourite scenes. There are further fun activities for all, build a Norman ship and make the helmet of a Norman Soldier, alongside more teacher orientated material like the topic web.

Further material will be added to this page, so if there is a particular activity or resource you would like to see here please email us using the address at the bottom of the page.

Create your own Bayeux Tapestry, Interactive

Build your own Norman ship, 49kb

Make your own Norman soldier's helmet, 209kb

Put the events of the Bayeux Tapestry in order, 208kb

What does the Bayeux Tapestry tell us about William the Conqueror?, 84kb

A topic web for the Bayeux Tapestry website, 46kb

Using the Activities

When you click on one of the above links the activity sheet will open in a new window.
To save the activity to your own computer please right click on a link and select 'Save target as'. A dialogue box will open called 'Save As'. Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the activity to, the 'Desktop' or 'My Documents' makes it easy to find, then click on 'Save'.

To view the activities you will need Acrobat reader.
To download the free Adobe Acrobat reader please click on this logo: Adobe Acrobat Reader logo which is a link to the download page for the free acrobat reader. It will open a new page.

To use the interactive you will need Macromedia shockwave player.
To download the free reader please click on this logo: macromedia shockwave player

The above free online resources have been developed for the Bayeux Tapestry in partnership with Making It Work.
Lots of further resources and activities covering many other areas of the curriculum are available on the Reading Museum & Town Hall website. Follow the link below for more information.

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