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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

13 bis Rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14401, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 51 25 50
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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13 bis Rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14401, Bayeux, France
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+33 2 31 51 25 50
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss this place. Most Americans go to Bayeux to see the D Day sights, which we did also. But you want to make sure you see the most historic piece of the area. The piece is actually embroidery, more than a tapestry. The best...More

Thank EdwardsOklahomaCity
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful embroided tapestry telling a visual story of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It's like an 11th century "cartoon" depicting the details of the Battle, aided by a 21st century audio narration in headphones. Absolutely beautiful and educational.

Thank adam1951
Reviewed 3 days ago

We all claim to know the story but this animated audio guide to each section of the tapestry illuminated the background to the Battle of Hastings. No spoiler alert needed - just go and visit! The tapestry is presented in a darkened setting to preserve...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We checked out the Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and it was quite good. I wondered how good a tapestry museum could be but the head phones and the setup was very good. If you are going to Bayeux, it is worth seeing -...More

1  Thank Austin_TXTexex
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Tapestry Museum should be on every visitor's must-see list as this 10the century masterpiece is amazing. The narration as you stroll from one numbered diorama to the next is easily followed and one still can marvel at the hand stitching done presumably by Monks....More

1  Thank Bebe31750
Reviewed 6 days ago

While some visitors may not understand what the Tapestry is all about - I think they have not stepped back to grasp the historical aspect of this work. Yes it is a tapestry - but if you look at it as just 'needle work' without...More

1  Thank imwmn913
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit and find it amazing that this tapestry has survived intact and the story it tells. Audio presentation great and a fair recollection of events of that time in history. Seeing the length of the tapestry showed the uniqueness of it.

1  Thank john s
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well preserved and magnificently displayed tapestry. I was reluctant to go but my husband thought it would be interesting, It was fascinating! Highly recommend the audio guide for reference.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the Tapestry and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The audio guide is comprehensive and easily guides one through the history and story. Well worth seeing!

1  Thank missdmeenr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Normandy for DDay beaches and cemetery. The tapestry however was very powerful and worth the trip by itself.

Thank JoePitz
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crowsnc
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Bayeuxmuseum14400 | Property representative |
Hello, the train station is less than a 10-minutes walk from the museum and the street you will cross is a oneway traffic. Be aware that for security reasons, the museum can't accept suitcases or large bags and there's no... More
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Geoff R
March 28, 2017|
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Hello, Please contact our groups booking department to get information : reservation[at]bayeuxmuseum[dot]coh
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February 19, 2017|
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Hello, in June the Bayeux Tapestry museum is open daily from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm See you soon in Bayeux!
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