Trip Planner: Europe / France / Normandy / Basse-Normandie / Calvados / Bayeux / Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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. Put Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bayeux tour itinerary planning app .
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux Reviews
Excellent organisation and the sound aids were brilliant and worked perfectly with the layout of the presentation. more »
Es más que un tapiz, es un cómic de la época ,el edificio es precioso y alberga dos plantas con información en inglés y francés de toda la historia sobre el tapiz muy didáctico, también hay proyeccion... more »It is more than a tapestry, it is a comic of the time , the building is beautiful and houses two floors with information in English and French of the whole history about the very didactic tapestry, there are also film screenings that explain it to you in more detail. The visit have audio Guide in Spanish and many languages also give it sterilized ! Bathrooms on all floors and adapted for people with reduced mobility. You'd better buy the ticket combined with the Museum of the Battle of Normandy
The tapestry was gorgeous and incredible. Audio guide was quite informative as well. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a kids version of the audio guide also that our children were very into.
My father really enjoyed seeing this. It was interesting how long they recorded time with a piece of fabric. I was a little bored, but my father loved it so that made it better for me.
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
View all >
Side trips from Bayeux
Hidden gems in Bayeux
Nearby attractions in Bayeux
Museums in Bayeux
Duration: 2h 30min
Duration: 1h 30min
Plans to Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux by other users
15 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Marbella & France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 55 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Germany & France BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium