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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

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Address: 13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 25 50
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Description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of...
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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If in Bayeux, this is certainly worth a visit. The tapestry is almost 1,000 years old. Very impressive. The accompanying audio tour is great, a quirky and informative narrative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

If in Bayeux, this is certainly worth a visit. The tapestry is almost 1,000 years old. Very impressive. The accompanying audio tour is great, a quirky and informative narrative.

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Limoges, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

To study the Bayeux Tapestry in Primary School many years ago was one thing, to see the reproduction in the UK was another......BUT to have the chance to stand before the original tapestry in all its glory was something else!! What an amazing piece of work, what wonderful colours :) The tapestry tells the history perfectly. The 'work' is in... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

You cannot be in Normandy and miss visiting the Tapestry. It is a great exhibit, and shows the history of the invasion of England in 1066. I was slightly surprised at how small it was, and it didn't take that long to see it (with the aid of an audio guide). The history is awesome,but I felt slightly underwhelmed.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A well set up display, and good audio guide. The tapestry is amazing and contains a level of detail that has to be seen to be appreciated. The audio guide moves everyone through at the same pace, so you don't get crowded out.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Bayeux Tapestry museum does an excellent presentation of the history of the Bayeux tapestry as well as displaying and explaining the tapestry itself. There are several different areas that one visits, the most memorable being the tapestry itself. It is in a controlled lighting room and one uses an audioguide. I was privileged to be there at a time... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An amazing piece of art on silk depicting the 1066 battle of Hastings..if you can't remember the battle..as we couldn't .this is the way history should be taught. You'll actually learn something. They still don't know who made this tapestry but we were all amazed. Headsets go with the entrance fee

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Lakewood WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited early as the doors had just opened so the wait time was minimal. It was fascinating and historically amazing. As a side note those ladies had a sense of humor as some of the figures were comical and were in a few compromising situations!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit. We detoured here for a few hours on our return trip to Calais and were glad we did. We only visited the tapestry itself due to time constraints and found it fascinating (even 2 reluctant teenagers enjoyed the whole experience) You are provided with an audioguide which determines yours and other visitor's pace so you always... More 

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I arrived at opening time in the autumn and particularly like the audio guide which is linked to sensors and activates upon entry in to the tapestry room and manages pace through the viewing which avoids bunching and crowding of viewers.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing history lesson highlighting with exquisite skill the detail of William The Conqueror in 1066. Get the headset and follow along. Tip: be sure to examine the action in the bottom row.

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