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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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A detailed and fascinating view of the world as it was seen seven hundred years ago. Enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dudley, United Kingdom
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I have covered this in a review of Hereford Cathedral. It is well worth a visit, as is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark L
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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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 1 week ago

A detailed and fascinating view of the world as it was seen seven hundred years ago. Enthusiastic volunteer guides on and to explain and answer querues

Thank mikebab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have covered this in a review of Hereford Cathedral. It is well worth a visit, as is the cathedral itself. The medieval view of the world as depicted in the map is very thought provoking.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting enough, and helpful staff (hence 4 stars) but a bit disappointing that in the end it boiled down to "well, here's the map then!" I guess we were expecting a more engaging exhibition as well as seeing the actual document. There was a video...More

Thank LadyChatterbox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected treat for me on my visit to Hereford. I knew nothing about the Mappa Mundi and the exhibition was so interesting and the guides so knowledgeable. Definitely worth the cost to go in. The chained library is also worth in eluding...More

Thank mgc6754
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative display including wonderful extracts from illuminated manuscripts. You can get right up to the Mappa. The new library building is a very interesting piece of architecture in itself.

Thank ChrisDenney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting displays about the Mappa Mundi and the chained library with volunteers available to explain things further. Fascinating to see how the world was viewed so long ago. And to see the huge value attached to books in times gone by.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me the highlight was the Mappa Mundi – a visualisation of the world as we knew it in the 1300s with Jerusalem at its centre. How that and a copy of the Magna Carta, which was a significant revision to the original, from 1217...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An important part of history for sure with excellent support from the local team however when push comes to shove there isn't much more than looking to be done.

Thank zzzkeeper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth listening to the 3-minute video presentation explaining the many different aspects of the map to make this a really interesting visit. Chained library was exactly that and didn't warrant spending more than a couple of minutes, but once we'd understood the many layers...More

Thank Sally G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I you have visited the beautiful city of Hereford & gone in the very ancient Cathedral, then it is an absolute must that you do not miss seeing the beautifully detailed world map called the Mappa Mundi, which is on display in the Cathedral. As...More

Thank Mike P
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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