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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

13 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. Annual closure in January
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (1,188 reviews)
“tapestry tells” (68 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14401, Bayeux, France
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"audio guide"
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"amazing piece of history"
in 93 reviews
"tapestry tells"
in 68 reviews
"museum upstairs"
in 62 reviews
"norman conquest of england"
in 66 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 56 reviews
"gift shop"
in 113 reviews
"thousand years"
in 82 reviews
"own pace"
in 72 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 90 reviews
"short film"
in 65 reviews
"history lesson"
in 62 reviews
"hastings"
in 359 reviews
"embroidered"
in 427 reviews
"conqueror"
in 347 reviews
"artifact"
in 128 reviews
"pause"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Norman tapestry tells the story of the Norman conquest of England and is well worth the trip. The audio earphones are given out as you line up to enter and are essential. It can be crowded but you have to put up with it,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had heard that the queues are endless. Opens at 9 but get there before to guarantee not waiting with too many other tourists. Last entry at 18:15. Closes at 19:00. I went at 18:00 and not too many people. 10€ entry for the tapestry...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a great artifact and maintained excellent, but for 9.5euro..... Also, heads up, it is audio guided and moves at a pretty slow pace.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the perfect place to spend an hour or two. The tapestry itself takes about 15-20 minutes (if I recall?) and is self guided with audio. There is a museum with lots of information as well as a movie that plays periodically in various...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wasn't sure how much my children would enjoy the Tapestry, so it was wonderful to hear my youngest (8) tell me that this was the highlight of the holiday. I had always wanted to see it, since learning about it in Primary school, many...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was on my bucket list. It’s wonderful but the crowds are daunting. Only took about 30-45 minutes. Great gift shop.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Must be the most impressive comic of its day. The complete story in one issue of the overthrow of a nation. Each twist and turn of the tale faithfully reproduced in an unequalled work of art. Showing it's age in the number of patches attached...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bayeux Tapestry is deservedly famous as a contemporaneous representation of the story of William the Conquerer's conquest of England in the 11th c. An informative audio describes the events depicted and artistic details on the long cloth scroll at exactly the right pace to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

17 metres of embroidery isn't the family grabber one could imagine but the way this museum is organised is excellent. The sound pieces provided (as part of ticket price) start as you enter the room housing the tapestry. You are then led along using numbers...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Glad we spent the time, (close call after 2+ weeks traveling with two kids), but was quick (with audio guides) kept kids interested and adults too (!)... we visited @ 5:30pm, no lines...

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cfgarcia
28 April 2018|
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Response from Bayeuxmuseum14400 | Property representative |
Hello, since the display of a high level of security, there is no solution to leave luggage in museums or elsewhere in Bayeux, except if you have room booked in an accomodation.
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3 February 2018|
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Hello, the museum is municipal and no free entry days are provided.
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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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