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.


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