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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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A must-see

Do not miss this museum. Helpful, informative staff. Imagine a world that looks like this: real and... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Linda Y
Auburn, California
Informative and well presented

if you're interested in history then this really shouldn't be missed. The Mappa Mundi exhibition... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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The above website is currently under construction so you might try http://www.herefordwebpages.co.uk/mapmundi.shtml & http://www.herefordcathedral.org/about/archive/chained_library.html also.Thanks,David KennedyAlthough the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library are in the same location as Hereford Cathedral, they have their own purpose-built building and carry a separate admission fee.
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5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Do not miss this museum. Helpful, informative staff. Imagine a world that looks like this: real and imagined lands, strange figures that are part-human. Everything looked different circa 1300!

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 3 July 2016

if you're interested in history then this really shouldn't be missed. The Mappa Mundi exhibition is very well presented with several display boards giving general background and showing the various stages of how books were made. The map itself is truly amazing and to help...More

Thank MeganS123
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent and well presented exhibition - but a little expensive. The detail on the map and its history are very well presented. Knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Well set out exhibition for which there is a charge. Plenty of history to soak up at your own pace. Great for a rainy day.

Thank Rugbynugget
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It's worth going out of your way to visit Hereford for this "must see" unique piece of history! The oldest map of the world in existence and although somewhat different to today's, it was a fantastic achievement in the days before real travel. Housed in...More

Thank RamblingRon69
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A very pleasant surprise was free entry into Hereford Cathedral. A very beautiful Cathedral, maybe smaller than most but very welcoming. A lovely lunch in the refectory and interesting explanations of the Cathedral history as we toured around. The Mappa Mundi is a unique must...More

Thank Chris_and_Steve2014
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Mappa Mundi and Chained Library are must-sees and well worth a visit to Hereford in themselves. The Cathedral housing them is beautiful too.

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Must visit. Very beautiful venue in a gorgeous cathedral. Very informative guides. The cakes in the cafe are a must try.

Thank debbie b
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Firstly the Magna Carta is not on display for the rest of 2016 so be aware that if you visit it's the Mappa Munda and library. If your interested in mediaeval thinking and behaviour the map and library will be a fascinating experience. If it's...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 21 June 2016

An absolute must see when in Hereford or nearby because these artifacts are unique. The chained library books in their ancient old oak shelves and the Mappa Mundi, the medieval map of the world are utterly entrancing. The staff are knowledgable giving plenty of information.

Thank EFLynette
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Response from Diana S | Reviewed this property |
For the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library exhibitions we spent about an hour. There was an excellent guide in the Chained Library. The Mappa Mundi you look at! It's complicated but there are plenty of boards around... More