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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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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A "don't miss" while in Bayeux! The impact of The Battle of Hastings in 1066 comes alive in this magnificent tapestry. You learn about the Royal Family upheaval surrounding the Norman Invasion. It is a very worthwhile several hours if you make the visit. You won't believe the length of the tapestry! And what a story!

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Cassington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The star of the show is definitely the tapestry itself: absolutely not to be missed. The audio commentary was brilliant and moves you on at just the right pace, drawing your attention to the detail whilst re-telling the story. I learnt more about the background, Harold's duplicity and the context for the Norman Conquest than I had remembered, or ever... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Well presented and a really good audio commentary. The purpose built display really works and presents the artifact in a well laid out manner

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Perfectly done. Get to the museum at opening or near closing to avoid crowds. Double check their hour upon arrival in town.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived just as the doors opened and did not have any trouble seeing the tapestry. Be sure to get the audio that goes with it. The 45 min version is enough. Once you start, it isn't possible to reset. This does keep the crowd moving. The tapestry certainly told the story of the battle in 1066. Was used to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We just had time for a quick "audio Guide" tour but an incredible piece of history.."Museum" was first class..

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The tapestry is located about two blocks from the Hotel Villa Lara. It was completed in 1076 A.D. It takes approximately 20 minutes to see. The museum opens at 9:00. Be there at 9:00 and get through before too many groups arrive.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You must see this Tapestry. It is very historic and preserved very well. The museum is a must see if you intend to stay in Bayeux. Visit the church just across the street.

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Bognor Regis, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum on a Sunday when it was quite quiet, however with the audioguide you are rushed along without any time to study anything in detail on the tapestry. I can understand when they are busy that they have to do this to get people through more quickly, but it did detract from our visit and we came... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to see the tapestry when the Museum was very quiet and we were able to take our time. The history shown in the tapestry tells the story of The Battle of Hastings, which I still remember from high school history. The tapestry is much smaller than I thought it would be. It is housed behind glass... More

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