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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 #1 of 11 attractions in Bayeux
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A bit pricey but having a chance to look at 70 meters of medieval age history embroidered in a 1000 years old tapestry is worth it. Besides the tapestry which is incredibly nice considering the age, museum provides audio guides (included in price) with narration that we found essential to appreciate the piece. Audio guides come in children version too.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

For a bit of cloth that’s a thousand years old, it’s quite amazing. Its story is worth the admission price.

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Pleasantville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 days in Bayeux (last 3 of a 10 day France trip). We didn't go in because the 18 euro ticket price - we had already spent so much on the entire trip. But, I did spend time in the gift shop. I regret not spending the 18 euros. 1000 year old tapestry!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Went here with family and although I'm interested in history wasn't expecting much but was enthralled from start to finish! An incredible piece of history and the audio guide is great too.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I was in awe when I saw the tapestry. The only thing I can criticise is that audio commentary was a little bit to quick for me but I went back to the beginning a look at the tapestry again.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The (free) audiophone made viewing the tapestry easy and understandable. Good backup film. Great history, amazing tapestry.

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I was reluctant to head to see the "famous tapestry"…I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised. This tapestry is nearly 1000 years old. Its presentation is fascinating. The story behind it is as timeless as politics, power, money and intrigue. The betrayal of William by his brother-in-law Harold is better than a movie script. And William, wanting the... More

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Felbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here today. Interesting audio commentary as you walk along the Tapestry. Also interesting short film. Well worth seeing.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My then 16 year old son is a history buff and this trip to Normandy was for him. Going to this museum and seeing the Tapestry was incredible. We all so enjoyed it - to have this piece of history preserved for generations is wonderful.

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Quimper, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great experience you can read the pictures was it good pr or what? Loved the hair cut of the Nornans thay are so up to date. Short at the sides and back and long on top.

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