Will the Bayeux Tapestry actually come to Britain?

Following French president Emmanuel Macron’s recent announcement that the Bayeux Tapestry is to go on display in the UK, six experts offer their opinions as to whether the proposed loan will ever become a reality…

Norman cavalry charge the enemy in this detail from the Bayeux Tapestry. Debate rages over the pros and cons of the tapestry leaving France for the first time in more than 900 years. (Photo by Photo 12/Getty Images)

“The chances are good”

I think there’s every chance that the Bayeux Tapestry will come to the UK in 2022/23, hopefully to the British Museum. In 2013, I was asked by Bayeux Museum to join its advisory committee, tasked with advising on the re-display and interpretation of the tapestry. Straight away I advocated its loan to the British Museum.

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