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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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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This attraction is extremely well organised and suitable for families with children of all ages. Entry includes a personal audio guide. A special version for children is available. The tapestry is numbered in sections and the audio provides a clear narrative for each one. As everyone keeps moving along to the speed of the guide there are no bottle necks... More

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slc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We saw the tapestry and found it to be both educational and beautiful. The story of the tapestry and of William the Conqueror was very interesting. This is a definate must see. The entire town of Bayeaux is a must stop in the Normandy region!!

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Given the numbers who visit the museum does well to make sure that everyone gets a view of the tapestry. We went early on a weekday morning and even then the nearby free car park was already full (the coach park was empty) but, thankfully, we avoided having to queue to gain entrance to the tapestry itself. It cost us... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I had been, but was accompanied by my partner and this was her first time. A lot of improvements appear to have been made since our family last visited some 20 odd years ago. I was a bit disappointed the first time as the tapestry was very long, but only about 15" high - I... More

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Chelmsford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The tapestry is accompanied by an audio tour and you pass along a route. The description of the various scenes were a little fast not really allowing sufficient time to take in the craftsmanship Note : there is a second floor to the building with some interesting displays - back towards the entrance (we nearly missed it !)

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although I was a little disappointed that the "tapestry," is really an elaborate embroidery, I definitely recommend seeing this incredible embroidered work of art. As several reviewers have mentioned, the narrative is very interesting and comprehensive but moves a little too fast. Once inside the viewing area, from time to time linger at one spot to really take in and... More

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Spectacular to see and outstanding narration. It moves very quickly. Gift shop is exceptional with presents for all ages.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you purchase and follow the headset, you will be out of the museum in 3 minutes. My advice is to step out of the line, and follow the deaset at your own pace. It's a remarkable of priceless history; follow it slowly, and don't be cheated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The tapestry, which, technically, is an embroidery, is interesting for fans of medieval history. It doesn't take long to tour, and tells the story of how William the Conqueror became King of England. The tapestry is hung behind glass, and you self tour with language appropriate headphones.Some might not find it as interesting, but even my 13 year old son... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This museum houses three different museums. A quick look at the "Tapestry" portion can take 15 minutes. But you can also spend an hour carefully examining this important piece of European history. Admission includes an audio guide.

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