On March 14, the 3 museums in Bayeux had to close their doors suddenly, following the containment measures imposed by the health crisis. The reopening of the Bayeux Tapestry will be effective on Friday June 5 at 9:30 am, as well as the MAHB and the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy.
The Bayeux Museum teams have been working since May 11 to put in order visitors reception protocols according to health safety rules: wearing a facial mask is required for people over 10 years old, hydro-alcoholic gel is available in the museum, respect for distancing, permanent disinfection of surfaces.
Until the end of the summer, the museums of Bayeux will all switch to winter opening hours, 9:30 am > 12:30 pm / 2:00 pm > 6:00 pm, with a last admission 45 minutes before closing. We are also going to offer special rates from June to August, to make our museums more accessible to the public: in the 3 museums, full price entry at € 5 per person instead of € 9.50 at the Tapestry museum and instead of € 7.50 in the two other sites. A Bayeux Museum pass at 10 € instead of 15 €, valid for visiting 3 museums (valid for 1 year) will also be available at the ticket office.
Some changes in the visit layout have been decided to guarantee health security:
–The Bayeux Tapestry Museum will only open the ground floor to the public, with an essential visit to the exhibition gallery of the masterpiece. The shop will be the obligatory direction of exit.
-The cinema room of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy will not be accessible until further notice.
Due to the summer crowds and respect for social distancing, the museum of the Bayeux Tapestry can accept only 500 persons per day.
New video from the CWGC to discover Bayeux War Cemetery, the largest CGWC Second World War cemetery in France