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 in 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.
Annual closure : The three museums of Bayeux will be in winter break from 1st to 31st January 2022 inclusive.
Now access to museums is subject to the presentation of a health certificate for all visitors from the age of 12