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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Seeing first hand, the amazing needlework skills of the Medieval seamstresses who stitched this tapestry, is impressive. The fact that this piece has survived through the centuries is also hard to fathom. The narration in the audio that comes with your entry fee is very well done. It keeps you moving, explains the events illustrated, and is mildly humorous. Our... More

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I know that my title sounds crass, but the Bayeux Tapestry teaches you so much more than about the Battle of Hastings. It starts much earlier, with Edward the Confessor knowing that he needs to choose a successor to the throne. The tapestry is an amazing primary resource and beautiful as well. I loved seeing it and learning from it.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The tapestry museum and the way it is presented is very good. The audio commentary brings the whole tapestry to life. The story races along, perhaps too quickly but the figures are really made real . You need more time really and we were lucky and able to walk back and look more closely at the sections as we were... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We bought double tickets for the tapestry and the Normandy landing museum which were Eu12 each which was pretty good value for money. The price includes a audio guide to the tapestry and takes around 40 minutes to see it from end to end. If you go to Bayeux you must see this!

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Savannah area, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We found that the audioguide really moves you along the tapestry. Few people were there when we visited and mostly kept up with the guide, but should have paused it more. The detail in the tapestry is just incredible and you will find very interesting things that are not even mentioned in the guide if you take the time to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take the audio guide which gives a perfect description of this ancient marvel. Sympathetically presented and well worth the admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Once the audio tour begins get ready to take off with the narrative of the tapestry! This quick walk through William the Conqueror's triumph is a phenomenal work of art.

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

As we all went through high school and then college, we learned about the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and touched upon the effects of William the Conquerer's reign of England. I knew some of the story of the lead up to the Battle of Hastings, however until I actually saw the Bayeux Tapestry and spent most of an afternoon... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited out of season and so didn't have to queue to see the tapestry. Be sure and accept the offer of the free audio guide which explains scene by the scene what is depicted in each scene of the tapestry. The tapestry is set out in a U shape in a room with dimmed lighting to protect the fabric... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great to see it. For the price of entry u get an audioguide which can be done in 45 minutes. Once done, head upstairs to the 1st floor for the museum which gives more technical info of the tapestry 2nd floor has an auditorium for a good summary of the tapestry which is a good ending to the museum. Can... More

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