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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

Address: 13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +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, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

hwever the English tape "tour" goes too fast when walking the lenght of the tapestry The filem (alternaties French and ENglish) is very good and the museum itself is very good. You can "do" this and the Cathedrale in an afternoon

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

It is not a tapestry, but rather an embroidery...It was taken from Bayeux during the war and housed in Paris for safe keeping. After the war it was displayed in Paris for a short while and then returned home where it is currently. It is a spectacular story and a must visit. Important thing is get there first thing in... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

As a testimony of french victory against brits in 1066 at HASTINGS,it is a cronicle of battle.Going there and moving across the BAYEUX TAPESTRY,it's a sawing story,first''movie''made,is giving you the feeling that the tapestry is moving like a movie.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful small museum dedicated to the Tapestry and it's historical period. Honoured to have seen such a masterpiece

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Very reasonable. We purchased the package tickets form he Tapestry Museum and the D-Day Museum. Using the audio tour, it told the entire story of the tapestry. This is an amazing piece to see.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the Bayeux Tapestries after having read the Danish childrens books about their making several years ago. In combination our friend showed her series of echings paraphrasing the tapestry for her 60th birthday, so there was a lot to combine! We loved the tapestry, were very lucky to see the without a crowd and with a knowledgeable guide so... More 

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Marken, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Bayeux Tapestry Museum had been on my wish list for years. As a history buff who's especially interested in the Medieval period this totally blew me away. The tapestry is even better than I expected. It is displayed in a beautiful way where you get to walk along the enormous length of the tapestry. The audio guide which... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I thought - we'll just go take a peak at this. It blew my mind! Well run museum with the story told over your own headset as you walk along the 70m tapestry. Awesome! I wanted to take up needlepoint by the time I was leaving!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great way to spend an hour. We watched the film and viewed the tapestry using the audio guide. It is a wonder to see and study and the guide does a great job of leading you through the story being told. Well worth the time and quid!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This tapestry tells the story of the victory of William the Conqueror over the English at Hastings in 1066. The tapestry is kept in a dark, climate controlled room and you walk the length of it while listening to a head set. The problem is that people get backed up at certain points. I chose to not stop and listen... More 

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