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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

Address: 13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 25 50
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Type: Historic sites, Specialty museums, Monuments & statues, Art museums, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of...
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Type: Historic sites, Specialty museums, Monuments & statues, Art museums, History museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I am a HUGE history buff so when I planned my trip to Bayeux and heard bits and pieces about this tapestry, I knew I would have to add it to the itinerary. Life got in the way and I didn't take much time to research it before arriving, however the museum is so well done and the audio-guide alone... More 

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

An incredible piece of work and well worth seeing and listening to the story of. The audio tour is too fast, though. Get ready to use the pause button all the time because the information is great, but the pace is too fast. Don't come in any less than 45 minutes before the lunch or end-of-day closing time, because they'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We actually had quite low expectations in terms of what to expect - after all, how interesting can a tapestry be? However, it was fascinating and complimented by an excellent museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We were a couple of blokes on a trip to see the WW2 landing sites but our hotel was only a few minutes from the tapestry museum so thought, why not. The entrance fee was €9 and was well worth it. I had learned about the tapestry when at Junior school many years ago now but to see it in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this. Amazing tapestry with wonderful colors. Great history depicted in the tapestry. Central location.

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Wasquehal, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We went with our 3 kids and they love it! They organized a nice tour around the tapestry and you can listen and understand the whole story very well!! Really worth the visit!! Dont need more than 1 hour tour - actually the tapestry takes 20 min...

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Bayeux. The tapestry is beautiful and interesting, and easy lines. A great gift shop for history buffs!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's amazing to think the tapestry is nearly a thousand years old. I saw the tapestry about 25 years ago and it was not such an interesting experience. This time it comes complete with a handset that you hold to your ear like a telephone and it explains various sections of the tapestry as you pass by. The commentary could... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Audio tour is excellent. When we ere there there was a large school contingent going thru, so it was a bit noisy... Would have stayed longer and really delved into it more, but not very pleasant with the excited but somewhat disinterested school kids in the middle school range grades 6-8 US......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited Bayeux and went to the tapestry museum. We paid the admission which included the audio guide and started the tour. The whole concept was fantastic! The tapestry was used to convey the story of William's conquest of Harold in England to the mostly illiterate populous of Normandy in 1066. The tapestry told the whole story and when we... More 

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