Know Details of Tapestry's Contents Before Going
The "Tapestry" is a detailed and complex historical exercise on the Norman Conquest of Britain in 1066. It has 58 almost sequential scenes. Photography is not allowed. If you could do that, you would not enjoy your visit and it would require a special lens. There are amplifying figures running along above and below the narrative (which is in a sort of Latin). An audio guide is highly recommended and a slow pace. Maybe the introductory exhibits will help too (but I am not sure if better before or after). Children below 10 will not be prepared (and maybe not by that age). Few people are familiar with the obviously "biased" contents. It is full of interesting details and may require more than one visit if you like this sort of thing. If you do, there is a video-tape and colored transparencies. We own a slip-cased coffee-table book of it (54% scale, Alfred Knopf, 1985) that is even better.
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