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Battle Museum of Local History

The Almonry High Street
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Following its refurbishment in 2003, the museum is now incredibly popular and houses the world's oldest effigy of Guy Fawkes.  The peculiar origins of the 'Battel Guy Fawkes' can be traced to the early 1700s when we know of the existence of the Battel custom of decapitating the Guy and throwing the body on the fire.

In keeping with its history of making gunpowder, one of the more notorious fireworks made in Battle was called the Battle Rouser.  But because of their reputation they were banned by the Home Office in the 1950s.  Two examples of these can be seen in the museum which is also home to the only Battle of Hastings axe ever to be recovered.

Opening Times
April 1st to October 31st - Monday to Saturday: 10.30am to 4.30pm Sunday: 2.00pm to 5.00pm

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