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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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Excellent display

As previous reviewers have said, the Mappa Mundi is well presented with knowledgeable people on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Easingwold, United Kingdom
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Mappo mundi

A great visit to Hereford cathedral and to see the mappo mundi . We have never seen such a old map... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Although 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.
5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
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All reviews chained library mappa mundi well worth a visit fascinating exhibition english translation map room world map excellent exhibition the real thing hereford cathedral worth the entry fee modern building piece of history volunteer guides informative staff visit hereford middle ages
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As previous reviewers have said, the Mappa Mundi is well presented with knowledgeable people on hand to explain things. The chained library is just that .... books on chains.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A great visit to Hereford cathedral and to see the mappo mundi . We have never seen such a old map and how it was made , where it was made . Well presented in a specially built room with the chained library . Definitely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well displayed and organised, gave an understanding of the significance of the church as a source of teaching and scholarly activity. Chained Library is less well explained, but is an unusual feature, found mainly in the biggest old libraries, if at all.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Roger S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk into the cathedral and head for the shop/restaurant, walk through and then pay the well worth £6 entry. Well versed staff/volunteers on hand for even more fascinating facts, information boards to read but this is a majestic piece of history and the chained library...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

It is well over 30 years since I have visited the Mappa and chained library. It is now housed in a building specially built and the exhibition is well curated. The guides were most knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

This is well worth visiting. The guides are knowledgeable and helpful, aiding understanding of this extraordinary exhibition.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The Mappa Mundi is one of the most impressive thigs to see in hereford. Its a ancient map draen and illustrated by monks many hundreeds of years ago that shows the world from a Christian perspective and has Jerusalem at its centre

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AndrewKarney
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

We were visiting Hereford Cathedral and took time to look round this exhibition. It was fascinating. The Mappa Mundi is incredible with fascinating details. I'd never heard of chained libraries before and it was really interesting to see one. It's incredible that these things are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kathyh675
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Very interesting both the map and chain library took you back in time . Information was available and also the volunteers were very knowledgeable

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 609jeannen
Reviewed 17 January 2019

Incredible. The map is amazing as you would not have thought that that amount of knowledge of the world could possibly be collated back then. Helps with Unicorn origin myths too.

Date of experience: February 2018
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23 August 2017|
Response from T5NYW | Reviewed this property |
I’d say 3/4 hour. But worth doing the Mappa Mundi and chain library. There are concessions for children & families. About the same time the main cathedral. There is an outside and inside Cafe for a relaxing break.
23 August 2017|
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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