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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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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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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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I loved the audio commentary that takes you through each part of the tapestry which is commical in parts - my only improvement would be to slow down the commentary as it is too fast in part to listen and then admire the tapestry itself.

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New Orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful ancient tapestry depicting the conquering of England by Richard the Lionhearted. Free narrative audio, access reasonably priced. Interesting history lesson involved in viewing the tapestry. Worth the time when in Bayeux.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was a great quick stop. We spent about an hour, but seeing the tapestry and listening to the audiotape that described it was worth the admission price to me. There was a special version for children and it kept my son engaged.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit. The audio guide was helpful but I thought it moved too fast. Enjoyed the film, thought it explained it better.

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