The Last Invasion Tapestry

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.

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

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

October – March

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

The gallery will be closed for the whole of January and up to 8th February 2019


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

01437 776638

Admission is free, Donations are welcome.

Disabled Access



The Last Invasion Tapestry
Fishguard Town Hall
SA65 9HA


T: 01437776638


Dog friendly: No


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