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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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Address: 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
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Description: The above website is currently under construction so you might try...
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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The museum is staffed by helpful enthusiastic volunteer experts who turn the event into an adventure in time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is staffed by helpful enthusiastic volunteer experts who turn the event into an adventure in time.

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I am a fan of maps, books and history, so this exhibition was perfect for me. I have seen several TV programmes that have discussed the Mappa Mundi in various contexts, so I was very keen to see it whilst in Hereford. I was not disappointed and my husband (who does not particularly like maps except as a navigation tool!)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was not fussed about visiting this attraction really but found it fascinating having engaged a guide in talking about the map and interpreting it. The Chained Library is fascinating too.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very interesting visit and cathedral beautiful Excellent cafe inside and shop selling books CDs postcards etc chained library also a unique attraction

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Beaumaris, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Mappa Mundi and chained library exhibition has to be seen to be believed. Housed in a purpose built area and staffed by very knowledgeable staff, it is informative and entertaining. It is surprising both have survived

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is a must. It was so interesting to see the origional Mappa Mundi it is facinating. There is a small museum and a video explaining how it was made. Then you enter the chained library to see all the really old books chained to keep them secure and of course the magnificent Mappa Mundi. The guides there are... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

As a Historian I am pleased that such things are kept. I really would love to be able to handle and try to read the original Latin books, but that's not likely. I do feel that viewing is a little expensive, although there are different options for regular viewing. The Mappable Mundi is wonderful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Used to rather take this for granted when I lived in the County but it really is a wonder - the Mappa Mundi. The chained library and the Cathedral are almost frozen in time.

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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fascinating insight to the way we thought things were. Staff chatty and helpful. The Mappa Mundi is really interesting. The building containing it and the chained library fits into the Cathedral precinct very well but I had been to the chained library many years ago before it was moved and it definitely had a more authentic atmosphere then. Still well... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Mappa Mundi exhibition was well put together and easily understood the chained library too - great historical artefacts now in a great and safe place. My only criticism is the Video talk at the far end of the first aisle was very difficult to hear when there was background noise, as there was and it was a quiet day... More 

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Address: 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Hereford

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