Museum of Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux, France

Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux is a museum dedicated to the famous Bayeux Tapestry. This hand-woven 70m long tapestry tells the story of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England in 1066. The manmade wonder of the 11th century has been well preserved, leaving the town of Bayeux only twice: once when Napoleon used it to show his troops that conquering England was indeed possible, and the second time during World War II, to save it from being damaged. Each year, the Tapestry Museum is visited by over 400000 visitors who marvel at the glass encased masterpiece.

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Elizabeth Rufener (41 days ago)
I thought it might be dull but I was pleasantly surprised. The audioguide made the story come alive and we even bought a book at the end. Definitely worth a visit.
Christa Dandoy (2 months ago)
Got there right when it opened. So it was easy to purchase ticket and get audio guide. You move along with the audio to each panel. It took less than 45 minutes.
Johan grobler (2 months ago)
If you’re an art or history fan then go see it, I personally did not find it worth the 12 euros entry fee. The tapisserie comes with an audio translation in various languages that tells the start as you move along it.
Karl Stephens (2 months ago)
Was in the area touring the DDay beaches, memorials & museums & could not pass up the opportunity to view this historic item. Sad you cannot take photos, bur audio guide is very informative & without it you would be hard pressed to identify what is going on in all of the images/Story. Definitely worth a visit in my opinion.
Eva Rebot (3 months ago)
The most beautiful thing I’ve seen for a while, the tapestry depicting the Norman conquest. The drawings are simple but the story is telomere itself. The tapestry is 60 metres long, you get a free audio guide to walk along it and learn about every scene. It takes about an hour to visit the museum.
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