A museum inside a palace with collections ranging from Prehistory to the 20th century
A major work by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894), Paysage à Argenteuil (1889), has just entered the national collections. A deposit of the Musée d'Orsay at the MAHB will allow the public to discover this painting in February 2020 in Bayeux.
Annual closure : The three museums of Bayeux will be in winter break from 1st to 31st January 2020 inclusive.
The MAHB and its collections are located inside the former episcopal palace dating from the 11th to 16th centuries, next to Bayeux cathedral in the heart of the historic town centre. Set out in fourteen sections, its exceptional collections cover all aspects of European artistic endeavour, from Prehistory to the 20th century, against the background of story of the town itself.
As a “Musée de France”, the label given to the principal French museums, the MAHB – Museum of Art and History Baron Gérard – is one of the museums that counts in Normandy.
The MAHB collections are housed in the grandest parts of the former episcopal palace, a huge building which enjoys protection as a Historic Monument.
From Caen : N13 exit 36 to Bayeux
From Rennes : A84 or E03 towards Caen exit 43, then D6
Paris airport, then by train from Gare Saint-Lazare station, Paris, to Bayeux station
Leave the train at Bayeux station
About 10-15 minutes walk from the station to the museums