Bayeux Tapestry Museum

Local nameCentre Guillaume-le-Conquérant
LocationBayeux, France

The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. It is thought to date to the 11th century, within a few years after the battle. It tells the story from the point of view of the conquering Normans, but is now agreed to have been made in England.

According to Sylvette Lemagnen, conservator of the tapestry, in her 2005 book La Tapisserie de Bayeux:

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Opening hours

1 Mar - 31 Oct: 9 am - 6.30 pm (- 7 May to Aug)
1 Nov - 28 Feb: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm; 2 pm - 4 pm

Closed: 24-26 Dec, 31 Dec - 2 Jan, 4 Jan - 29 Jan

Last entry 45 min before closing time


Full: 9 €
Reduced: 7.50 €

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +33 2 31 51 25 58

Address 13 Rue de Nesmond, 14400 Bayeux, France

Coordinates 49°16'27.687" N -0°41'59.86" E

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