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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 51 25 50
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, History Museums
Description: 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.
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I had second thoughts about going to see this with my husband and two disinterested teens ("so....it's a rug????"). Particularly because we made the mistake of going around noon and it was a bit crowded. But it was raining and it seemed like a good rainy day activity. We waited in line about a half an hour for tickets and... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Go early or go after 3 PM. Get the audio-you paid for it but..you cannot pause it or rewind so you have to go through. Given the crowds its understandable. However, you can discard your old audio get another and go around again. Also, for some reason everybody eats early. Go by 7 or have reservations.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I was interested in the tapestry but not so sure about my 6 and 9 yr olds. Turns out to view the tapestry you are given audio guides and they keep everyone moving as they explain what you are seeing. They have special ones for kids with little tidbits that interest them more and make them search for things in... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Very interesting - but at only about 700mm deep the tapestry was a little disappointing and not a patch on the huge tapestries at the chateau in Angers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

On visiting Bayeux we decided to visit here. Prices are resonable. Plenty of parking. The tapestry is very interesting. Good museum.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's literally a woven comic book! A fantastic part of both English and French history and the audio guides in about 8 languages. Pretty good prices too!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The 1,000 year-old hand-made tapestry portrays events leading up to the famous English Battle of Hastings, and the battle itself.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The premise of this museum is simple but the subject so glorious, so detailed and so fascinating given its age and history. However, there is one major flaw in the (free) audio commentary in that you cannot slow it down or pause the recording! It rushes through the scenes of the tapestry in an almost breathless fashion, leaving you no... More

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I wanted to visit the museum, and Even though I was looking forward to it, I was impressed. The tapestry itself is awesome, and very well cared for and presented. The audio guide in English was a bit brisk, but it does keep the crowd moving. The remainder of the exhibition gives a good context setting, enhancing the experience. I... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

After seeing the Normandy beaches Where D-day history teaches It’s quite an occasion When there is an invasion Next, - Bayeaux’s tapestry. This name is a misnomer and We are given to understand It’s an embroidery Not a tapestry And it was made in England. We were pleased as punch When acting on a hunch. To the tapestry come Just... More

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