UNESCO Memory of the World

The Bayeux Tapestry is listed "Memory of the World" by UNESCO.


Memory of the World Registrer.


The inclusion of the Bayeux Tapestry on the Memory of the World register reflects the recognition by UNESCO of the Tapestry's international and universal value. 

The international Memory of the World register is a programme devoted to the safeguarding of documentary heritage. Aside the Bayeux Tapestry, the Gutenberg Bible and the appeal of 18th June 1940 by General de Gaulle are also listed.

Available from our boutiques

Memory of the world: the treasures that record our history from 1700 BC to the present day to UNESCO

Editions Collins, 608 pages, English


Book  Unesco couv

For sale in the boutiques of the museums of Bayeux:

  • Boutique of the MAHB
    37 rue du Bienvenu
    (direct access possible without entering the museum)


  • Boutique of the Bayeux Tapestry
    13 bis rue de Nesmond
    (direct access possible on the right in the courtyard without entering the museum)