1066: A Medieval Mosaic

Thu, 7 June 2018 - Mon, 27 August 2018

With the original Bayeux Tapestry due to travel to Britain in 2020, this is a unique opportunity to see the events of 1066 and the Norman conquest of England played out in exquisite mosaic form at St Albans Cathedral THIS summer.

The world record breaking ‘1066 Medieval Mosaic’ is the work of artist Michael Linton who, over the course of 33 years, designed and assembled the work using three million tiny pieces of steel left over from industrial textile manufacturing. The result of this labour of love is a 64m installation weighing approximately 350 kilograms. This impressive display of skill and craftsmanship has earned itself a place in the Guinness World Record book as the longest steel mosaic.

For any school group learning about Saxons, Normans or Medieval history, or for students learning about art and textiles, this is the perfect exhibition to complement their learning. 

To find out more or to make a booking for your school, please contact the Education Centre on 01727 890212 or email:


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