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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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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 yesterday

I did not know much about the tapestry before coming to the museum. I was absolutely blown away. The audio guide is fantastic and the process was very well organized. It is amazing that the tapestry is so well kept after nearly 1000 years! I...More

Thank KimPossibleMiami
Reviewed yesterday

What an opportunity to see a work of art that's nearly 1,000 years old. It survived two world wars, the Bayeux cathedral burning down twice, plus all the political and military struggles in between. Fantastic visitor centre and informative museum.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was interesting. It had a nice story. It was a nice thing to do on a rainy day. I would not have made a special trip.

Thank bettykid
Reviewed yesterday

What a piece of history! Amazing to think about how old the Tapestry is (it's actually an embroidery), and where it was kept for so many years. I won't spoil the history of it for you. Many people don't realise how long it is, as...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were told to see the tapestry while visiting the D-Day landing beaches. We were very pleasantly surprised, as the tapestry wasn't what we'd typically seen before (e.g., an idyllic scene on a 20x30-ish cloth). Instead it tells the story of the Norman invasion of...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating history in an amazing emroidered tapestry. Very good audio tour to accompany you. Available in many languages,

Thank JimfromNYC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting display. Don't do the tour without an audio guide. It's slow moving but well worth it. You can really get a feel for the history and effort which was made to create the tapestry

Thank Lail P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bishop Odo, half brother of William the Conqueror, ordered the tapestry (actually embroidery) The tapestry is 230 feet (about 70 meters) in length and is displayed in a large dimly lit room with good lighting on the display. It should take about 45 minutes to...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the second time that I have seen the Tapestry. It has now been moved further into the building, where there is plenty of room for queuing, and more space around it. The audio guide is brilliant, because it explains the tapestry step by...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Who thought I could get so stoked about a tapestry?!? One of the most unexpected highlights of the trip. I was excited to see it but that didn't prepare me enough. It is an embroidered 70 meter panel detailing the Battle of Hastings and other...More

Thank Dan O
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crowsnc
How far is the train station to the Musee de la Tapisserie (coming from Paris). Is it possible to walk without lots of traffic?
22 June 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
What are the hours in September? If 24 Americans come at once will there be enough headsets? Do they offer individually guided tours?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Bayeuxmuseum14400 | Property representative |
Hello, Please contact our groups booking department to get information : reservation[at]bayeuxmuseum[dot]coh
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gaspegal
We are planning a visit on June 16 which is a Saturday. What are the hours one can visit the tapestry?
20 February 2017|
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Response from Bayeuxmuseum14400 | Property representative |
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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