Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History (MABH)


A certified ‘Museum of France’, the MABH invites you on a journey through the history of European art, via a display of 600 works of art (Caillebotte, Van Dongen, Boudin, etc.), 800 archaeological and ethnographic exhibits, 800 Bayeux porcelain pieces and 100 lace exhibits. You will also learn of Normandy’s eventful history, from prehistory to the modern age.
Within an innovative scenographic display, the museum’s collections are housed in Bayeux’s former episcopal palace, a listed historic monument.
Contact details

Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History (MABH)

37 rue du Bienvenu

14400 BAYEUX

Phone : 02 31 51 25 50


Obligatory for groups


  • Qualité Tourisme

Other labels

  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates

    Base rate - full rate adult From 7.50 €
    Student rate From 5 €
    Child rate

    Discount - maximum age : 10 years old

    Means of payment

    Carte bleue

    Debit cards

    Postal or bank cheques

    Holiday vouchers

    Eurocard - Mastercard





    Guided tour

    Educational visits


    Visite libre en permanence - yes
    Visite guidées sur demande - yes
    Average time90 minutes90 minutes
    Further informationDuration of the guided visit in F every day except on Saturday and Sunday: 1hr30/2 hrs. -


    Minimum number of people 20
    Bearing the 'Musée de France' label, the museum takes visitors on a trip back in time through the history of European art: paintings by Caillebotte, Van Dongen, Boudin..., 550 archaeological and ethnographic objects and 800 porcelain pieces. The collections are housed in the former Bishop's Palace in Bayeux, a vast 11th-18th century building.

    Further information

    Environment : In the town centre