Incredible mosaic of Bayeux Tapestry goes on display in Suffolk

The mosaic took 33 years to complete. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A world record-breaking replica of the Bayeux Tapestry has gone on display in Woodbridge in Suffolk.

The 64 metre-long exhibit is the world's largest steel mosaic.

It's made from three million tiny pieces of steel and took the artist an incredible 33 years to complete.

It'll be on display until the end of the month.

New Zealand artist Michael Linton started the project in 1979, and the final pieces were put in place in 2012.

People have been flocking to Woodbridge to see the exhibit. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It's a very colourful period in history, it's a very interesting period, and I thought men in suits of armour on a steel background would be a very suitable subject," Mr Linton told ITV News Anglia.

"I was about four feet into the picture and I looked down the length of it and thought 'this will never be finished'.

"I'm the sort of person that doesn't like to give up - once I start a project, I like to finish it, and so it did take 33 years!"