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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
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, 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, 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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Everyone should see it for its historic value. The extra museum bits could be more interactive. Audio commentary of tapestry is goid, but pacey!

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

There is only one Bayeux Tapestry. It is a completely unique historical treasure. It is nearly a millennium old, yet the story it tells and the colors in which they are told resonate today. You can only wonder about the lives and circumstances of those who told the story of William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings in thread.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Fascinating story told in needle-point (200 yards of it!) of the treachery and battles that led to the Norman Conquest. A must-see for history, art history, and craft buffs.

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Cupertino, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stayed in Bayeux for 7 days to allow ourselves plenty of time to visit the D-Day sights and the Normandy region. While the Bayeux Tapestry Museum was not at the top of our "must see" list, we had heard a lot about it and planned our visit around the weather. Sure enough, we arose one rainy morning and decided... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were unsure whether to take the time to visit, would it just be a boring piece of very old cloth. Absolutely not, its a fairly amazing thing to see. First thing its not a full day or even a few hours. You go in and are given a hand held commentary, this moves you round at a reasonable pace.... More 

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When learning about 1066 in school you do not get the inter-realationship between William and Harold. I learned more from visiting this stunning piece of history than i did at school. Very educational even 35 years after leaving scool

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We weren't sure that we would have time to see the Tapestry as we were really in the area for the D-Day and Battle of Normandy places. Glad we took it in. Really brilliant piece of early propaganda for pre-literate population and it tells the stories so well. Would not go back again, but glad we saw it once.

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Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The tapestry is very impressive. Seeing it while listening to the explanations (no extra-charge) was more fun than I expected it to be (a piece of cloth telling a story I was never interested in? does not sound promising). Do not miss the exhibition on the upper floor, which, among other things, gives background, shows replicas of tools, ship and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Where else can you see a thousand year old summary of an historic French / English battle. The colours and workmanship of the tapestry are remarkable. The audio guide is comprehensive, but note that it does not have a pause feature or a rewind button. This makes it challenging to linger on any part of the tapestry. It also makes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

They give you an audio guide at the door before you see the tapestry, and it tells you the story as you walk along the tapestry. I'm so glad they did that! Listening to the story was much more fun than having to guess at what was going on in the panels. I really like the set up of the... More 

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