Longest line of bunting world record attempt

Longest line of bunting world record attempt

Bunting atrium

Compton Verney Art Gallery is 10 years old and to mark the special occasion we have decided to attempt to break the world record for the longest line of bunting.

The current world record is 10,000 m (32,808 feet 4 in) and held by BBC Hereford & Worcester (UK) in Malvern. To break this we are aiming to make 11,000 meters of bunting which means we will need approximately 58,000 flags. That is a lot of flags so we are reaching out to local schools, community groups, businesses, arts organisations and of course all our visitors to make flags and be part of our world record attempt.

Counting bunting

We have opted to make paper flags for our bunting line so it is easy (and cheap) for people to get involved. All you have to do is get some paper, cut out a flag using the official measurements and decorated it. We hope people will use the flags to leave birthday messages and share their memories and experiences of Compton Verney. They could draw a picture of their favourite art work in the collection, tell us about their favourite exhibition or simply celebrate we are 10.


To get people making we have created bunting stations here at Compton Verney so people can make flags when they visit and have also put together an information pack with easy to follow instructions so people can continue ‘bunting’ at home. The pack is available to download from our website. We are challenging individuals to make 10 pieces of bunting each, one for every year we’ve been open.

Bunting station

We would like as many people as possible to do this at home and start community group of bunting buddies. Use it for a wet weather activity or after school arts and crafts. Each individual flag will be unique to everyone who’s taken part. Cut-out, collage, or draw something that inspires you to be an artist. Spread the word to your friends and family to support our world record attempt.

We will be verifying our record attempt through Guinness World Records and they have lots of rules we have to stick to. The most important one is that each flag must be triangular and measure 19cm wide and 25cm long. The bunting line and all the flags will be independently checked to make sure we meet all the requirements.

The line of bunting will be measured on Monday 25 August 2014 and the entire 11,000m will be hung around the Compton Verney grounds. At last count we had 650 flags so that gives us 5 months to make another 57, 350 flags. Let’s get bunting!

Follow our progress through our facebook event

Moira, Alice and Jo