The Bayeux Tapestry is still in Bayeux!

Date 12 June 2022 In Information

The Bayeux Tapestry is still displayed in Bayeux Museum

Following to many questions of visitors, Bayeux museum confirms that the Bayeux Tapestry is still displayed in Bayeux and still for few years. Since the announcement of the eventual loan of the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK, an administrative arrangement has been signed between the French and British Ministries of Culture, opening the way for cultural exchanges between the two countries.
In January 2020, following the results of the observation of the conservation of the Bayeux Tapestry [PHOTO] which revealed a certain number of deteriorations, the scientific committee recommended for its conservation, a necessary intervention of restoration and stabilization by the end of 2024, when the actual museum will be closed for building works of the new museum.

The international members of the scientific committee also specified that “only restoration operations of the Bayeux Tapestry, will be able to justify its movement”. Nobody knows yet where the restoration could be conducted as the place should meet numerous criteria and among them, textile conservation standard.

The aim of this restauration operation will be to stabilize structural damages on the Bayeux Tapestry such as tears, to carry out precise dusting of the embroidey and above all to limit the tensions weighing today on the medieval linen.