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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

Address: 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
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Ranked #4 of 23 Attractions in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The above website is currently under construction so you might try...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Apparently I discovered this is closed for three week in January for it's annual restoration work. But I have been before and it's very fascinating, but I wouldn't want to rely on the old map for navigation though.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

When you visit, make sure to spend lots of time viewing the supporting exhibition before you see the real thing - it will mean so much more. For obvious reasons,the light in the map room is kept quite low, but if you have spent time in the exhibition you will be able to read the map so much more easily.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Mappa Mundi is a unique and fascinating document and well worth a special visit to see. However we were also very impressed with the supporting exhibition, which describes the context in a thoughtful and accessible way.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a fantastic piece of history to visit with all ages as well as absorbing the history of the Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fantastic. The whole story of how it was found, what each little figure means is amazing. The chained library is a masterpiece. The docents are happy to answer any question you have plus give you some great side stories. This is worth a visit again and again. Please see this wonder.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A unique way to get an insight into the medieval mind. The quirky world map with its mythical creatures and strangely shaped countries was just as fascinating as the chained library. the two volunteers on duty were a fountain of knowledge and engaged all the visitors in an informative discussion. Well worth the entrance fee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I live locally but have only seen it once it's worth seeing if you find maps/ history interesting I thought it was expensive for what I was but you do get to see the chained library as well.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Must see in Hereford. there is nothing like it elsewhere. The chained library is also well worth a visit.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is difficult to make an incredibly out-of-date map interesting, expecially when it won't get you from A to B by the shortest possible route, and may actually get you utterly lost, so Hereford has done its best with a rather unprepossessing artifact.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Worth a visit but quite expensive, only suitable for children if they are interested & old enough to do the quiz & brass rubbings.

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