The Government has confirmed that agreement has been made with the French Government to allow the Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in the UK as part of a special exhibition. The historic item will be displayed in 2022 and it will be the first time that it has returned to the UK for 900 years.
Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said in a statement:
“Our shared history is reflected in the loan of the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022, the first time it will be on British soil in more than 900 years. The loan of the Tapestry will form part of a wider cultural exchange taking place between Britain and France over the next four years. I am honoured at the loan of such a precious piece of our shared history which yet again underscores the closeness of the UK-France relationship”.