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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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Address: 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
Phone Number: 01432374200
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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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We took some foreign visitors to see the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library in the summer of 2015. At first I wasn't too impressed until we started talking to the volunteer guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took some foreign visitors to see the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library in the summer of 2015. At first I wasn't too impressed until we started talking to the volunteer guide - wow, he was so knowledgeable, interesting and fun that the library came alive. A great afternoon out with tea and cake in the cathedral cafe - we... More 

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Thank J D
Oxford, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a special trip to go an see the Mappa Mundi. A 2 hour drive.. Hereford is a long windy way the other side of the M5! Very much worth it though. The approach to the map room, with lots of little side-displays, gives you enough information to appreciate the map itself. The map room is quiet (hooray! -... More 

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Thank SteveROxford_UK
Louth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Beautiful exhibition which is really well presented and very informative. Visited here as well as the Cathedral.

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Thank LucyBlossom1
Kingstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The mappa mundi is a very historical parchmemt. Very worthy of a visit . It is enclosed in its own air conditioned room.

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Thank James S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The Mappa Mundi is a fascinating construct showing the world as it was perceived to me. Our visit coincided with some of the Magna Carta celebrations so there was also an excellent display on for that as well. In addition the chained library is so well looked after, it's brilliant to think that books were so valuable that they had... More 

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Thank Philippa789
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Great. I'm not into history, but this was fascinating. To see the Mappa Mundi was great but for me the highlight was the chained library. Make sure that you speak to the very knowledgeable guides within the library- it will only enhance your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The exhibitions were fascinating and very well presented. Our visit was much enhanced by the extremely knowledgable and helpful volunteer guides. The Cathedral is also well worth a visit - beautiful stained glass both ancient and modern.

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Thank JandPEngland
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Beautifully presented in a bespoke location in the College Cloisters, beyond the cafe and shop. This exhibition, with inter-active exhibits and explanations, staffed by very knowledgeable volunteer guides to answer all your questions, is well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed. Coupled with a chance to see the beautiful cathedral in all its glory and hear sometimes, the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

It's something you must see if you are visiting Hereford hence we popped in one rainy afternoon for a look. The preliminary info is interesting albeit, even though it wasn't busy, it was difficult to see some of the exhibits due to the amount of time some people take standing in front of them. We eventually went into the map... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

The Mappa Mundi and chained library are well worth the price of admission - both fascinating glimpses into the past. The guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and make the visit particularly special,

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