Museums in Bayeux

Three museums, grouped under the brand name “Bayeux Museum”, open their doors to you in Bayeux. Discover the famous Bayeux Tapestry, the Battle of Normandy or dive into the history of European art.

Bayeux Tapestry Museum

” Tourism quality “
The Bayeux Tapestry, a unique document in the world, is a woollen embroidery on a linen canvas made in the 11th century. Almost 70 metres long and 50 centimetres high, it relates the conquest of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy. Remarkably preserved, the Bayeux Tapestry is listed in the UNESCO “Memory of the World” register, in order to be protected and inventoried as a document of universal interest. Saved many times in the course of history, the “Telle du Conquest”, its other name, continues to reveal its secrets…
Practical
William the Conqueror Centre
13 bis rue de Nesmond
14400 Bayeux
Tel: 02 31 51 25 50
tapisserie@mairie-bayeux.fr

Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

” Tourism quality “
This museum retraces, in a thematic way, the operations and fighting that took place on Normandy territory during the Battle of Normandy from 7 June to 29 August 1944. The museum offers you an exhibition area of more than 2,000 m² in order to better understand the stakes and the course of the Battle of Normandy. A chronological and thematic tour, an archive film and numerous period objects (military machines, weapons, uniforms…) will allow you to plunge into the heart of History.
Practical
2 Fabian Ware Boulevard
14400 Bayeux
Tel: 02 31 51 25 50
bataillenormandie@mairie-bayeux.fr

Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History – MAHB

” Tourism quality “
Open since 23 March 2013, the MAHB is located in the heart of an episcopal palace. It invites you on a journey through the history of European art, from archaeology to modern art. Archaeological and ethnographic pieces, paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, porcelains and pieces of Bayeux lace are on display on more than 2,100 m².
Practical
37 rue du Bienvenu
14400 Bayeux
Tel: 02 31 51 25 50
mahb@mairie-bayeux.fr