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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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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Bayeux
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, 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, Sights & Landmarks, 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Very reasonable. We purchased the package tickets form he Tapestry Museum and the D-Day Museum. Using the audio tour, it told the entire story of the tapestry. This is an amazing piece to see.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Bayeux Tapestries after having read the Danish childrens books about their making several years ago. In combination our friend showed her series of echings paraphrasing the tapestry for her 60th birthday, so there was a lot to combine! We loved the tapestry, were very lucky to see the without a crowd and with a knowledgeable guide so... More 

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Marken, The Netherlands
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Bayeux Tapestry Museum had been on my wish list for years. As a history buff who's especially interested in the Medieval period this totally blew me away. The tapestry is even better than I expected. It is displayed in a beautiful way where you get to walk along the enormous length of the tapestry. The audio guide which... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I thought - we'll just go take a peak at this. It blew my mind! Well run museum with the story told over your own headset as you walk along the 70m tapestry. Awesome! I wanted to take up needlepoint by the time I was leaving!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great way to spend an hour. We watched the film and viewed the tapestry using the audio guide. It is a wonder to see and study and the guide does a great job of leading you through the story being told. Well worth the time and quid!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This tapestry tells the story of the victory of William the Conqueror over the English at Hastings in 1066. The tapestry is kept in a dark, climate controlled room and you walk the length of it while listening to a head set. The problem is that people get backed up at certain points. I chose to not stop and listen... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Impressive work of art from over one thousand years ago. The facility is modern and clean, the staff helpful, and the attraction is one-of-a-kind....literally.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is not a museum that exhausts you. It is well designed, and has a great audio. What is most amazing is that this tapestry exists and it is right before your eyes. The tour is short enough for some families to visit.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The presentation of the Bayeux Tapestry (made in England - not Bayeux!) is really superb. First, you are led through a pictoral mock-up that highlights the main points, then a short film telling the history of the Norman Invasion and then the tapestry itself...an embroidered cloth 70m (230 ft) long and 50cm (20 in) high that depicts the events leading... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was initially sceptical of the museum as I didn't think it would be all that big or informative. But the place did surprise me! It really doesn't take long to see the tapestry, an hour at best. The audio guide is very quick so be prepared to pause it regularly, or go round the tapestry a second time to... More 

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