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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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Well worth the 58 year wait

The whole experience of viewing something as incredible as this makes a visit to Hereford. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suffolk, England
Great museum, in a wonderful setting, with very helpful guides

We visited this in a morning in December and found it very interesting, with a wonderful collection... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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

The whole experience of viewing something as incredible as this makes a visit to Hereford. Good value for money and staffed by people with a real love of the map

Thank scribimus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this in a morning in December and found it very interesting, with a wonderful collection of chained books and manuscripts and the famous Mappa mundi. The guide was extremely knowledgable, friendly and had very broad knowledge which added greatly to our experience.

Thank robmacp62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The unique and enchanting piece of medieval cartography, Mapa Mundi is an absolute must. It is displayed with taste and style, and means that visitors get the most out of the display.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 5 December 2017 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 December 2017

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 19 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 November 2017

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
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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