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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions
Ranked #2 of 56 things to do in Hereford
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here if you have time on your hands and really look at what you are seeing. It's fab!! It's not free but you'll never get the chance to see anything like it anywhere else.

Thank John T
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"map room"
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"english translation"
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"fantastic exhibition"
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"medieval history"
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"behind glass"
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"hereford cathedral"
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"the real thing"
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"worth the entry fee"
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"modern building"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited to see the Cathedral, the Weeping Windows of poppies and couldn't fail to go and see the chained library and Mappa Mundi.
All told a superb day out packed with history and fascinating artifacts and knformation

Thank Unclegadget
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building housing Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library is attached to Hereford cathedral and is a little under a mile on foot from the train station.

It's probably worth doing a little research before visiting Mappa Mundi as it's a little hard to get your head around the layout of maps from the 14th century.

Nevertheless, it was worth viewing and there were several displays that provided background information plus translations of the map content from Latin to English.

The Chained Library was good as well. There were numerous old volumes from the likes of Plato which were chained in place, presumably to stop theft.

It was a little crowded on a Saturday afternoon on my visit, but I enjoyed an interesting three quarters of an hour or so browsing.

Admission fee was £6.

Thank The_Coach55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Explanation of map was interesting and English translation was very useful
I liked the 3D representation

Thank Linda_R54321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After battling through the busy cafe which was unnecessarily difficult on a busy Eater Saturday we reached the very helpful ticket person. The exhibition is fascinating and although I enjoyed looking at the map, it was a bit busy and I feel it would have been more enjoyable on a quieter day. That said my youngest child (8) thought the map was really exciting and interesting. I preferred the Chained Library myself, nearly 300 of the books here predate the printing press, so they are not available on Amazon. The other 1500 books are really old as is the furniture in the library. The guides are very helpful and answered all my (not very clever) questions thoroughly.

Thank brrjhn
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