While the museum was closed, a lot of work was done to modify the presentation of the collections on display in order to get more clarity and provide more relevant testimony to the historical facts of the summer of 1944 in Normandy. A more immersive presentation for the visitor also shows new pieces, more personal objects whose history has a link with the museum. In the first room, the large-format photo showing the meeting table of the Supreme Allied staff now extends to a display table with the same objects as in the image. In the next one, we can now see on display a new US NAVY sailor’s outfit, donated to the museum by this soldier’s son, Sailor Walkup, to testify to the presence of the US Navy in D-DAY operations. A little further, the window of the sanitary space, exhibits the uniform of the Red Cross of the Marquise de Clermont-Tonnerre, who organized a real hospital in her castle of Villers Bocage in 1944. The latter was recently completed. by the acquisition of an armband and a cape.
Discover a new exhibition dedicated to the project of the new museum of the Bayeux Tapestry...
Artist David Hockney presents "his" Normandy at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum until 23 April 2023