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Address: 13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 25 50
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Description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of...
This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of embroidery that graphically tells the story of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.Listed UNESCO Memory of the World. Duration of visit about 1h30.
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Yes, I know we've all done the Tapestry to death in our medieval history classes at school but to see the real thing is another matter entirely. It is just amazing, truly amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Yes, I know we've all done the Tapestry to death in our medieval history classes at school but to see the real thing is another matter entirely. It is just amazing, truly amazing. The story is told in such detail and the work is breathtaking. You are not allowed to film or photograph it, as I found out AFTER I'd... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We saw the famous and Interesting historical and art objects displayed with music. However, a lot of the objects do not have any description in English. The audio guide in English is good and engaging though. The museum exhibition flow should give the guest more direction in English.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Absolutely lovely museum, so informative and the staff very very helpful indeed! Even my eight year old was mesmerised by the tapestry and the story behind it.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Like me, you've seen plenty of images of the tapestry in books and television and perhaps think there may be little point in visiting the real deal. It is an absolute must to go here, to stand in front of a work like this with such historical importance is incomprehensibly awe inspiring. The new audio guides are great, giving ample... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This almost 1000 years old tapestry records the events leading to the Battle of Hastings by William the conqueror of Normandy. Armed with a headphone it is easy to follow the 58 scene which are numbered for easy understanding as the commentaries run along. The intrigue and politics leading to the battle gives a clear understanding of the long feud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Wow! You have to see it to believe it! Don't miss this amazing tour with audioguide, which walks you through the depictions of the tapestry. Gorgeous.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The museum is very well-organized. We spent a little over an hour. Didn't hurry. Moved at our own pace. We arrived about 10:30 AM. 4 people in line for tickets ahead of us. The included audioguide keeps everyone moving along past the whole tapestry at about the same pace. Amazingly good way to control the flow. 2nd floor provides good... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We started here on our couple of day excursion to normandy. Was super impressed. My 10 year old son wasn't, but it was amazing to get the low down skinny on the story behind normandy. Takes about an hour to see the whole thing and it was worth it. The town of Bayeux is amazing to see and i would... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I went here late in the afternoon and practically had the place to myself! I really likes the hand-held narration!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Normandy offers visitors a range of blockbuster sites. The Bayeux Tapestry museum is on a smaller scale, but it is a marvelous time. I liked how the museum got down to business -- it contains the Tapestry itself, and I don't think there's anything else except a quite nice gift shop. And the Tapestry is a wonder -- nothing else... More 

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