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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
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner 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.Listed UNESCO Memory of the World. Duration of visit about 1h30.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

I had read about the tapestry in a book and decided that we should see it. The tapestry depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. It is incredibly intact and is amazing in its depictions of events of the time. Scholars think it was made in the 1070's. When you see it, you listen... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We had seen the tapestry before (with a 3 year old in tow) so decided a revisit was in order. travelled out from Paris for a daytrip. Easy to walk to town centre from train - even in the hail and rail. Tapestry museum well signposted. No queue and no leadup to the tapestry either. Handed an audio guide and... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was on the coast of Northern France and keen to visit the Tapestry. I was not disappointed. We went early in order to avoid crowds. The museum provides a hand held device which provides an audio commentary which talks you through the numerous scenes. The tapestry itself is behind protective glass but this does not hide the meticulous handiwork.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Well presented and a surprisingly fun museum with a memorable central exhibit which is laid out and narrated well

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This museum is just the Tapestry. However, that's fine! It is one of the oldest pieces of media ever produced. It is great trying to work out what bits the embroiderers embelished and which are historically authentic! Like anything it is an interpretation of history, it was created slightly after the actual battle of Hastings by women who had not... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I saw the Bayeux Tapestry in conjunction with a group tour of the Normandy area. The tapestry is intricately embroidered on linen cloth and is over 19 inches wide and over 224 feet long. It is estimated that it was created between 1070 and 1080. In extraordinary detail the tapestry depicts an historical account in scene after... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

9 Euros to see the tapestry. Expensive for one object only in museum, but worth seeing as it's around 100 feet long and 1,000 years old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Everyone should see it for its historic value. The extra museum bits could be more interactive. Audio commentary of tapestry is goid, but pacey!

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

There is only one Bayeux Tapestry. It is a completely unique historical treasure. It is nearly a millennium old, yet the story it tells and the colors in which they are told resonate today. You can only wonder about the lives and circumstances of those who told the story of William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings in thread.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Fascinating story told in needle-point (200 yards of it!) of the treachery and battles that led to the Norman Conquest. A must-see for history, art history, and craft buffs.

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