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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant how this place brings to life the one thing you remember learning about in history. Quite amazing and even my 9 year old was in awe of what he was seeing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Well paced tour of the tapestry with audio guide. Explains the history leading up to The Battle of Hastings. Even my teenage sons enjoyed it!

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Go in with audio guide and get in again without or with audio guide as it is pretty fast and has no pause.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The work that went into this is inspiring. The history that is portrayed is educational. The lessons to learned are still useful. We saved this for our last day in Bayeux, with little time to spare, we squeezed in this experience. I would recommend: Allow time for the Bayeux Tapestry. You won't regret it.

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Ardsley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Studied this in high school and finally, decades later, saw it in person. What an amazing piece of embroidery (not really a tapestry!). The one big caveat: For some inexplicable reason, there is no pause button on the free audio guide that takes you along the tapestry. And it goes VERY fast. My guess is that it's for crowd control,... More

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is pretty amazing to see such an important part of history right before your eyes. The narration that accompanied the tour was good and I loved the fact they had a kid's version as well. My son really enjoyed it. The only down side was the fact that many people were either not listening to the audio or ignoring... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very slick operation. We were there early so no queue. Straight in, given a 'mobile phone' type handset to listen to set with the language of your choice. Separate commentary for the children on their handsets. As you enter the commentary starts & explains the story of the tapestry to you as you walk round so however many people there... More

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

They need 2 lines to get in at the entry point. One for people who want an auditory guide and one line for people who just want to see the tapestry without the auditory system. I wanted to just look at it but had to queue with everyone in the other line who were spending too much time getting their... More

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

As ever for popular attractions, get there easy to avoid the queues, but the staff are friendly, helpful and multilingual. The audio tour of the tapestry is informative, entertaining and well paced. There is detailed information in the museum and film upstairs of the context and making of the tapestry as well. Overall, a succinct, informative and accessible presentation of... More

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Great experience. Not much of a wait, really well presented. The audio tour went fast, but we were also able to go back and look in more detail when it was finished. Would definitely recommend.

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