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Address: 13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14401, Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 25 50
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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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Every British school child should be sent there by the government. This is probably one of the most important artefacts of British (UK) history, even though it is France. Who... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every British school child should be sent there by the government. This is probably one of the most important artefacts of British (UK) history, even though it is France. Who cares if it is 11th century propaganda, it is British history, add it to your bucket list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is my second time here (1st about forty years ago) and having loved it the first time I was not disappointed to revisit, this time with my wife. They have learned a lot since then about how to make this an even more interesting visit, including audio headsets, and the star is the tapestry itself which is superb. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Understandably, everyone coming to Normandy seems to want to learn more about the D-Day invasion. As a side trip, my wife and I went to see the Bayeux Tapestries and got a great re-education. The "other" important historical Normandy event, besides D-Day, is the Norman Invasion (conquest) of England. We found that most tourists forget about the Norman Conquest when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this museum with two teenagers. This museum really related to them in ways I did not expect . After leaving my children talked about both the history and how interesting it was to see a historic giant "graphic novel." This lead to discussions of literacy and education in past societies. My children just wished the audio guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been waiting many many years to visit the Bayeux Tapestry and it definitely lived up to our expectations. Going at this time of the year meant that we were not surrounded by other tourists. We went in the morning and listened to the head phone talk. Then they closed for lunch so we went back after lunch to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice tapestry and interesting presentation. Beautiful building and nice museum. Definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tapestry is amazing and the presentation/discussion of the tapestry and the historical significance is outstanding. This is the perfect place to start any trip to the Normandy region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up hearing about the Normand Conquest and the tapestry I was not prepared to see just how incredibly detailed and massive the tapestry actually is! I think I read that it is about 60 feet long. I imagined ladies in their finery taking needle to cloth to create this incredible "document" of one of the most important pieces... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this museum was an amazing experience and exceeded both my husband's and my expectations. The tapestry (which is a piece of embroidery) is over 1000 years old, which is mind boggling in itself, and tells the story of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. An invaluable audioguide describes each of the panels of the 70 m long textile. Who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a wonderful opportunity for the history Buff. It features a 70 yard long tapestry depicting battle scenes . The Earphones narrate the story. The line is long, but it moves from scene to scene quickly. There is supposed to be a viking ship upstairs, but we missed it. The teens were a bit bored

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