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“learning a history from the other side”

Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“learning a history from the other side”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

so far, our history "lesson" about battle of 1066 got from the saxon's side. pay a visit to battle, rye, pevensey (etc) in england. and we got another by visiting bayeux from the normandie's side. it's a very long tapestry that telling us about king william (guillaume) the conqueror preparing his battle against king harold godwinson. interesting, since we see the pattern of comet in there, daily life etc that comes alive by seeing the tapestry. a great hand-made work.

Visited March 2012
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“see it!”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Several people said to me, when they heard I was going to Bayeux, "you have to see the Tapestry". Boy, were they right. Cool. How a King tells his story to an illiterate population--it is a 70 yard long illustrated story book. Get the audio guide.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“very interesting”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

the story of the tapestry was very interesting. audio guide was included in price of entry fee. the tapestry itself is so beautiful

Visited April 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Tapestry and museum are a must see.”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

The tapestry presentation and audio guide are first class. They have put a lot of thought into this museum.

Visited April 2012
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“Very good”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Really good, Audio guides for everyone, special ones for children. Children free. Good Value for money

Visited April 2012
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