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Musee Baron Gerard

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Address: 37 rue du Bienvenu, 14400, Bayeux, France
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+33 2 31 92 14 21
09:30 - 18:30
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In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013,...

In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013, provides a journey through history of art in Europe, from Archeology to Modern Art.-600 pieces of art with Impressionnist masterpiece of Gustave Caillebotte and Eugene Boudin-1000 pieces of Bayeux porcelain and lace-800 archeological and ethnographic pieces

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Good Museum of Local History

The museum is close to the cathedral and benefits from cross-ticketing with the museum dedicated to the Tapestry. It has a good collection of artefacts relating to local history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is close to the cathedral and benefits from cross-ticketing with the museum dedicated to the Tapestry. It has a good collection of artefacts relating to local history on display. Bronze Age, Roman and early modern material predominates but most periods are represented.

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Charente, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Visited this on pass ticket including the Tapestry (12€ for the two - very reasonable) - only a short walk away behind the cathedral. A journey through the history of the region from pre-history to 20th century. Very beautifully laid out and well labelled. Wonderful art, artifacts and furnishings not forgetting Bayeux lace. So much to see that you probably... More 

1 Thank Glycine101
Wolfville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was a gem of a museum; I went my myself as my husband was 'museumed out,' but I am so glad I did. It is filled with wonderful artifacts in a unique setting, a former Bishop's Palace. There is a self-guided tour, and each area has amazing treasures to behold. There is (among other holdings): a prehistoric section, with... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an excellent local museum of history and fine art . Excellent presentation and good descriptions of the objects in English as well as French . It is in the old Bishops Palace and has a roman basement and a 19th century court-room as well as the exhibits.

1 Thank Tony Trottie K
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A really well presented account of local history since Roman times and even before that. Just got better the further the visit went, wonderful exhibitions of local products (lace and ceramics) and even a courtroom ! All exhibits were carefully explained in English as well as French, really pleased I went there. Thoroughly recommended

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A few metres from the part-Romanesque Cathedral, this museum is an absolute find, the more so for being enigmatically described and signposted as the 'MAHB' by the city. An uninviting exterior leads to a beautifully structured, framed and displayed linear history of Bayeux and its culture from pre-history to the present, with supplementary collections in drawers under the cases and... More 

1 Thank Bob C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely worth the effort, a delightful wide-ranging eclectic museum. Unexpected Impressionist paintings and beautiful pottery exhibit. Allow at least 2 hours!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting much before heading to this museum but I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. If you are ever in Bayeux and have some free time I highly recommend you visit here.

1 Thank Scott M
Bramhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We made our second trip to this excellent museum for the Caillebotte exhibition. This was more about social history in Normandy than impressionism, but was nonetheless fascinating. The museum is modest in size but carefully thought out and has some beautiful collections - the porcelain and lace are lovely. It's worth spending around three hours to savour everything on offer.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Even if you didn't want to go to a museum you wouldn't mind this one. Art History etc in piles and everything with a clear translation . I will go again!

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