The Halls of the Battle of Hastings

The Story

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is one of the most significant battles of its time. With it, the Anglo- Saxon era ends, and the kingdom of England comes under Norman rule. To the non-British, the battle is also considered to mark the end of the Viking age. It is the story of how the death of a childless king sets up a succession struggle, culminating in the invasion of England and the death of the newly-crowned king, all happening within the time span of a year.

The Experience

The Battle of Hastings is a complete, dramatised retelling of history depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry and presented as a one-hour audio presentation of the story in a series of hallways with new artwork paraphrasing the original, historical art.