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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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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

This building has many interesting exhibits of the Norman invasion of England in 1066 but of course the most amazing part is the Bayeux Tapestry which is 70M (230 feet long) which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This building has many interesting exhibits of the Norman invasion of England in 1066 but of course the most amazing part is the Bayeux Tapestry which is 70M (230 feet long) which was created in the 1070's. It gives a detailed pictorial view of the events that lead up to the Battle of Hastings along with graphic descriptions of the... More 

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Norfolk, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We bought the 3 museum ticket (ie tapestry, Normandy landings and Bayeux history) and would recommend a trip to all. The ticket price was good value for money. The tapestry museum is well signed posted and located in a beautiful grand building. The audio guide provided tells the story scene by scene. It was interesting for both young and old.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic piece of history in such detail well worth the visit, you can't explain the detail of it without seeing it for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What did I expect, I don't know, but it was brought to life by the commentary and there was a wonderful feeling connecting with the jounalists from all those years ago. I should have been taken as a child and I might have understood better. Lovely town and lovely day.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The museum exhibits the complete tapestry/embroidery. It tells the story of the events leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings in picture form. The audio guide does a very good job of drawing your attention to the most important scenes, but every bit of the object is well done. It is remarkable that this piece of cloth has... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a short but impactful experience for both young and old I recommend it as a "must see" if you are within 75 miles of Bayeux Imagine seeing something that dates back to 1066???!!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The museum displays the Bayeux tapestry and provides an audio guide that explains the history that the tapestry illustrates. There is a small bookstore and gift shop. Parking is available. Excellent for an hour of time invested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Reasonable admission prices. Take the headset that talks you through the tapestry story. Great visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the greatbworks of medieval art. Take your time, and circle back again with the audioguide, which moves you along too fast.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is right downtown in Bayeux and very close to the Notre Dame of Bayeux Cathedral. I recommend taking the audio guide tour. It walks you through the account of the Norman conquest up to the Battle of Hastings. It is quite well done and talks less than an hour.

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