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Address: 13 bis Rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14401, Bayeux, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 31 51 25 50
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Bayeux tapestry

well worth the visit to see this piece of history. Queues not too bad and price reasonable. The town itself has other attractions (military museum) so make a day in the town

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Desford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

well worth the visit to see this piece of history. Queues not too bad and price reasonable. The town itself has other attractions (military museum) so make a day in the town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was fascinating to see the tapestry, which I learned about in art history years ago. The audio tour of the tapestry was very informative, and the supporting exhibits interesting. Definitely worth seeing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a lover of history and a student of visual rhetoric and writing, I loved this exhibit and museum. It doesn't take much time, and the audio description of the battle scenes on the tapestry really enhances the experience. There is also a film reenactment of the battle in the museum which I thought was very well presented. The tapestry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if you are in Bayeux. A true piece of amazing history. The hand held talking guide was great and kept people moving. Try to go early or in off season as the lines can get long and they only let a few people in at a time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go during the week when it is less crowded. You will have more time to study the tapestry up close although you are still restricted to the audio guide time line.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing piece of craftsman/womanship, the tapestry is displayed very effectively and the running commentary on the handset in a language of your choice is very helpful in understanding the tapestry. Definitely worth another visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tapestry is fascinating history and very well presented. The museum itself is interesting and well organized. This is a popular attraction and (usually) requires reservations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge tapestry ( 230 feet long by 20inches tall) that tells the story of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England and the events leading to the Norman conquest and the Battle of Hastings. It is an exquisite piece of art, intricately woven to tell the story to the illiterate population of the time. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Bayeux primarily as a launch point to our scheduled DDay tour. We saw the signs in regard to the Tapestry and thought, why not? So glad we did not miss out on seeing this piece of history. Fascinating and educational. Well worth a few hours of your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family member recommended we stop here. Otherwise I don't think we would have known or made the effort to stopped. We're glad we did. This is truly a unique and important historical artifact. The audio tour was informative. Well worth the 45 minutes we spent there.

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