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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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Stunning exhibits

I was privileged to visit Hereford Cathedral in November on a very wet weekend! A visit to The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mel S
Orpington, United Kingdom
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Amazing - £6 entry for an adult and well worth every penny, the map itself was breathtaking and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan L
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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
+44 1432 374200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was privileged to visit Hereford Cathedral in November on a very wet weekend! A visit to The Cathedral is not to be missed. There is a charge (£6.00) for adults. This is well worth paying to view these marvellous exhibits. I have reviewed the...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing - £6 entry for an adult and well worth every penny, the map itself was breathtaking and stunning, such a wonderful part of history and the chained library also so worth a visit - very good exhibition well laid out with excellent sinage and...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An exhibition that benefits from an informative set of explanatory boards post the entry that details what it is that you are about to visit and why they are important. The Mappa Mundi room also contains the only copy of the Magna Carta held outside...More

Thank Cheekycockney190757
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what to expect but the gentleman telling us all about the map was very entertaining and we learned a lot. So pleased it has been retained and cared for.

Thank jasad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most ancient map of the world and very nearly right. Very interesting and you can get a really close to it. Its fascinating

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place I have wanted to visit for some years. The team of helpers are knowledgeable and engaging. Well worth the time and trip.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth the entry fee. A huge improvement on prior years when the Mappa Mundi was in a case on the wall in the Cathedral. Wonderful exhibits and explanations and an excellent short film explaining the Mappa Mundi. Great for all ages to try to...More

Thank SF22850
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A true privilege to visit such a rare collection. Mappa Mundi is a must for anyone visiting Hereford and the helpful and friendly volunteers were first class.

Thank Matt0844
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit : the ticket price is £6 per adult and is valid all day. The exhibition gives an overview and then a door opens into a darkened room containing one of only 4 surviving copies of the Magna Carta and the original...More

Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this fascinating collection of old manuscripts dating back to circa 1100 as well as the Mappa Mundi. Well worth the admission price which is valid for the whole day, allowing you to come and go as you please.

Thank Patrick N
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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