MAHB - Thematic visits

New: thematic visits at the MAHB!

The services of the Museum of Art and History Baron Gérard (MAHB) put in place two new operations! "Thursdays of the museum" and "The object of the month" begin in October 2017, with a program defined until June 2018. An original way to discover or rediscover the collections of the museum, which reopened in 2013.


Thursdays of the museum

Starting on Thursday 12 October 2017, thematic visits will be proposed one Thursday a month. These visits, carried out by the head of the museum, will highlight some aspects of the museum and its permanent collections. They are scheduled until June 2018 at 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM on the dates indicated.

► 12/10/2017 - The collections of the museum around 1900
► 16/11/2017 - Les Lefébure: the excellence at the service of lace
► 14/12/2017 - A look at women in the museum's collections
► 15/02/2018 - History painting: when art tells the great events
► 15/03/2018 - History painting: when mythology inspires artists
►12 / 04/2018 - Ceramics in the museum's collections
► 17/05/2018 - From the palace to the museum: the history of a jewel case and its uses
► 14/06/2018 - The Gérard collection: the donation of an art lover


Price of the visit: 4 € per person.
Museum entrance fee: 5,50 € (free for the Ambassador card holders)
Duration of visit: about 1 hour.
Reservation advised: +33(0)2 31 10 27 84 /


The object of the month

From the 10th of each month, a work will be highlighted in the collections. New acquisition, exit from reserves or permanent exhibits, it can be discovered during the thematic visits proposed during the "Thursdays of the Month" operation or freely thanks to a documented booklet, available near the work.

Bayeux - Accessibility

The Bayeux Tapestry accessible to the visually impaired

The Bayeux Tapestry, listed "Memory of the World" since 2007 by UNESCO, is now accessible to people with visual impairments. The association Valentin Haüy, which works for autonomy, has indeed made bas-reliefs interpreting the Tapestry to make it accessible to the blind and visually impaired.


First modeled in 3D by computer before being executed by numerical milling in polyurethane plates, three emblematic scenes were reproduced in relief to allow the visually impaired to "touch" the Tapestry and feel the emotion: the Oath, the crossing of the Channel and the Battle of Hastings.


A great first for the Tapestry Museum, which wants to continue the development of mediation tools, notably in the new museum planned for 2023.

Bayeux - Guided tours

All Saints holidays: guided tours of the Cathedral and the Old Bayeux

During All Saints Holidays, from October 23 to November 3, guided tours are proposed in Bayeux (from Monday to Friday - only on the afternoons)!


Discover the old town and the cathedral, thanks to the knowledgeable Mathilde LEGOUPIL, official guide at the Bayeux tourist office!


Bayeux Cathedral

During the tour, privileged access to the treasure room and the chapter house, usually closed to the public. Discover the history and the life of the Cathedral, the splendid Cavaillé-Coll organ, the crypt, the Dean's portal...

Practical informations: departure at 2.15PM

(departure from the Cathedral - Duration: 1 hour - Restricted access up to 17 people)


A conservator commissioned by the DRAC will be present from 23 to 26 October at the Cathedral, in the Treasure room. She will work on the reliquary wardrobe (late 13th-early 14th century), preserved in this room accessible only on guided tour. The furniture, whose paintings are altered by time, is the object of a restoration program aimed at fixing the paints to prevent them from deteriorating further. The restorer will be able to answer the questions of the curious during the visit, notably on the nature of its work and the technique used.


Old Bayeux

Around the Cathedral, the historic centre, untouched during the events of 1944 and distinguished as a preserved area, offers a rich heritage comprising timber-framed houses, manors and townhouses.

Practical informations: departure at 3.30PM

(departure: Cathedral - Duration: 1 hour 30)


Tickets available onsite or at the tourist office of Bayeux (Pont Saint-Jean - See the opening hours)

Prices: Adult: 5€ / 11 to 17: 3€ / Free under 10

> Practical informations and prices

Longues-sur-Mer - Guided tours

Guided tours at the German battery of Longues-sur-Mer

Key element of the Atlantic Wall, the battery at Longues sur Mer included a range-finding post and four casemates, each housing a 150-mm gun.


It was built on a clifftop overlooking the English Channel. In the heart of the Allied assault sector, it played a strategic role during the Normandy Landings on June 6th 1944.


Discover the history of this famous site thanks to our guided tours!


Everyday until September 3, then week-ends only until November 5

at 10.15AM, 11.45AM, 2.15PM and 3.45PM

> Informations on our dedicated page

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