At 7.6 metres (25 feet) long, the New Forest Embroidery is a unique piece of historical art and is located along the Upper Gallery of the Museum. It highlights the most important events in the Forest’s history together with a wide range of local flora and fauna.
It was commissioned in 1979 by the New Forest Association (now known as the Friends of the New Forest) to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the creation of the New Forest.
Belinda, Lady Montagu, designed, made and project managed the Embroidery’s creation; a team of more than 60 helpers was enlisted to support with the sewing.
A brief description of the panels can be downloaded here: