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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to see this amazing piece of historical wonderment and was very impressed by the detail and condition. If it's your thing you have to go. My average rating is for the price at €9 each no concession I think is steep. The audio guide is purposely quick to rush you round and it's impossible to keep time as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The tapestry itself is awesome, of course. However, you are forced to use a personal voice recording that ensures that you walk around the entire tapestry within 10 minutes. you can't pause it. It will mention 4 parts of the tapestry in 10 seconds, how are you supposed to see all of that? you want to pause it. you can't.... More

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Since our hotel was right in Bayeux, we got there right when it opened. The tour itself was actually fairly fast pace, you held the audio guide and just kept moving forward as it played. The tapestry is longer than I have imagined and it was very well preserved. Afterwards you went through an exhibit section where they show you... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Whether you descend from the Normans or not, this exhibit is a must. You'll wear headphones as you pass be embroidered scenes of the 70 meter long story of The Battle of Hastings. There are such details and for a 900-plus year old tapestry, it's been remarkably preserved. It is behind glass and in a dimly lit, wide hall. I... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Bayeau Tapestry and found it amazing. We obtained the hand held audio guide and took the journey into history which is set out by the tapistry. Unfortunately time constrains prevented us from experiencing the rest of the museum but the tapistry experience was fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went along we queued for 10 minutes. We were given audio phones and because my mums in a wheelchair I was given head phones which was brilliant. This is fascinating history and the commentary was great although quite quick. I have always wanted to see it and was not disappointed. Everything moved quickly but as I say well worth... More

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. The actual Tapestry is very long and highly impressive. The displays and the cinema are also good. Audio is very fast so go back around.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited on 18th August and queued for 45 mins to be given an audio guide that wizzed us through in 15 mins. No pause button on the audio guide. Having said this, the tapestry is amazing and worth a visit. Learnt more detail of this period of history and the permanent exhibition on the next floor cemented this knowledge. Interesting... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tapestry is so breathtaking that in some respects this museum can't really go wrong. That said, it manages to combine a good look at the main exhibit with a useful audio guide and a helping of historical context about the Norman conquest for those who want it. All beautifully understated and classily done. Worth every cent.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Liked the presentation of the tapestry and the narrative accompanying, without which we would not have fully understand the content and significance.

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