Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux

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4.6/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux displays a 70-m (230-ft) embroidered tapestry crafted in the 11th century. Stitched after the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066, to celebrate England's conquest by William the Conqueror, this remarkable linen canvas depicts Viking ships, a comet, Saxon and Norman cavalries, and a mysterious exchange between a cleric and an Anglo-Saxon woman. The museum provides English translations of the Tituli Latin scripts; a 16-minute video, also in English, presents the tapestry’s historical context. A free English audio guide helps you explore the interpretive room, the tapestry room, and the 13th-century seminary building. A junior audio guide, in English and French, makes this educational experience entertaining for older children. Younger kids can connect with the tapestry by coloring replica printouts using any hues they like. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and many more Bayeux attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bayeux travel itinerary maker.
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  • This museum allows one to get very close to the tapestry to see the stitching in great detail while preserving this exquisite artifact. The audio guide is automatic, explaining each scene, so everyone...  read more »
  • The audio guide gives a very good account of the tapestry and it keeps everyone moving at the same pace so you don't get held up. The exhibition upstairs really enhances the experience. 
  • Do not miss tapestry about the battle of Hastings. You get an audio tour explaining what you see. Unfortunately without pause button making you not very rich can watch the beautiful cloth.
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  • This is the most focused museum I have ever visited, anywhere. For 8 euro (single adult), you get an audio guide (several languages available), and the chance to view the single exhibit: the Bayeux Tapestry. The audio guide is well-made and tells the story depicted as you shuffle along just in front of the glass-encased, 70-meter-long tapestry. Read up a little on the tapestry before visiting for a better understanding of what you're looking at. The tapestry is literally the only exhibit but it's completely worth it if you are interested.
  • This exhibit is very well done. The tapestry is quite the achievement being so large. The self-guided audio tour makes it very easy to follow along and it doesn't take long to see the whole thing. I would consider it fairly overpriced though, it was the quickest museum we went to in the Normandy area but was by far the most expensive.
  • Very interesting museum, great audioguide in many languages.
  • Being able to view the historic tapestry up-close is alone worth the price of admission. But you might be surprised by how entertaining the companion audio tour is. Highly recommended.
  • The tapestry is amazing to see. The audio commentary is very good! Really good exhibition!!
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