About The Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History (MAHB) in Bayeux:
The museum opened in 2013, replacing an old building that was no longer safe and was closed in 2001. The old museum, which no longer met safety standards, was closed in 2001 by order of the Prefect. The museum represents the magnificent artistic history of Normandy: 600 works of art including 250 paintings and engravings (by Philippe de Champaigne, François Boucher, Gustave Caillebotte, Eugène Boudin, and Kees Van Dongen…), thousands of items of Bayeux porcelain and lace, and 800 archaeological and ethnographical artefacts.
It offers an innovative design where the original features of the palace interact with modern materials. The Episcopal palace is a protected Historical Monument, at the heart of Bayeux’s heritage development programme and is one of the most remarkable urban residences in Normandy.
Finding the Baron Gerard Museum of Art & History in Bayeux:
The museum is located in the historical centre of Bayeux, adjacent to the cathedral, the MAHB offers more than 2500m2 of exhibition space, in the most prestigious parts of the Bishop’s Palace (11th – 16th Century).
Address: 37 rue du Bienvenu, 14400 Bayeux, France
Tel: +33 02 31 51 25 50