Welcome

In 1797 the last ever invasion of mainland Britain took place when a French force landed three miles west of Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The fascinating story of this event is told in our embroidered tapestry which was designed and sewn by around 80 local women. It is in a similar format and shape as the Bayeux tapestry  and like the Bayeux tapestry is 100 foot long. The tapestry was commissioned as a permanent legacy of the Invasion Bicentenary commemorations in 1997. It took four years to complete and is on permanent exhibition in our purpose built gallery attached to the Library in Fishguard Town Hall.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery is open, with the following Covid restrictions:
 1 family group/bubble at a time
 Visits are limited to 30mins
 Pre- booking on the day is advised.

Please see our Tapestry page or the The Story pages for more information.

 

length of tapestry

Opening Times

April - September

Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
The Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery is open, with the following Covid restrictions:
1 family group/bubble at a time, Visits are limited to 30mins, Pre- booking on the day is advised.

October - March

Monday - Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
1 family group/bubble at a time, Visits are limited to 30mins, Pre- booking on the day is advised.

Contact

Fishguard Library, First Floor, Town Hall, Market Square, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9HA

01437 776638

Donations are welcome.

Disabled Access