A new museum by 2027

A new museum to house the Bayeux Tapestry in 2027

The Bayeux Tapestry museum, housed in the former Bayeux seminary since 1983, will be receiving a facelift.

The Bayeux Tapestry museum comprises both the Tapestry itself, whose custodianship is entrusted by the French State to the municipal collections, and the accompanying museographical visit.  Studies are currently under way to examine how best to redesign the museum within the former seminary, with the opening planned in 2027. The project is intended both to enhance the way the public is introduced to the work and above all to improve its conservation and the way it is presented.  Work on the project is being directed by the City of Bayeux and the decentralised services of the French Ministry of Culture (DRAC Normandie), with the support of the Calvados General Council and the Normandy Regional Council. It is the fruit of collegial, interdisciplinary and international deliberations by a scientific committee bringing together experts in conservation-restoration, archaeologists, historians and art historians.

Bayeux Tapestry museum
Conserving this 1,000-year old work

Conservation and restoration

Since 1983 the care and conservation of the Bayeux Tapestry has taken account of its extremely fragile state. In this context a study was carried out stitch by stitch in January 2020 by a specially assembled team of eight textile restoration experts.