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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. Annual closure in January
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14401, Bayeux, France
All reviews audio guide amazing piece of history tapestry tells museum upstairs norman conquest takes about minutes gift shop thousand years own pace well worth the visit short film history lesson events leading up hastings embroidered artifact pause
Great place for a true history lesson, built on a Tapestry made almost one thousand years ago. If your kids don't like it, it's time to throw away their phones, because this was the tablet of past as shown by the history lesson it displays....More
We visited around lunch time in March and practically had the tapestry to ourselves as we strolled along with our audio guides. The video and exhibits were pretty good as well. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if there was a...More
My Family & I went to see the famous Tapestry, and quickly saw this amazing piece of history. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The audio tour was entertaining, educational and easy to follow.
There was support information down to the types of...More
Went to Bayeux primarily as a base to visit WWII museums and memorials. Based ourselves there and then drove out each day for the site visits. However, we took an afternoon to visit this museum and were not disappointed.
Came away wiser regarding the history...More
This wasn't on my itinery but you can buy joint tickets for the tapestry and other museums so decided to visit using a joint ticket.
The museum is set in a beautiful building and you get a free audioguide explaining each section of the tapestry....More
We were so excited to see the 70m Bayeux tapestry. I loved that they had an audio guide specifically for children. My kids were enthralled from start to finish. From the tapestry we moved to the next level that answers questions about the historical background...More
Finally being able to see the Bayeux Tapestry and to understand the story and what the tapestry was all about was such a pleasure. It is a very easy visit, with a self guided headset that really brought this amazing work of art and piece...More