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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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Please don't be put off by having to pay extra to view the Mappa Mundi, it is worth every penny to see how our ancestors viewed the world in a pre-satellite imaging society.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Carmarthen
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Carmarthen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Please don't be put off by having to pay extra to view the Mappa Mundi, it is worth every penny to see how our ancestors viewed the world in a pre-satellite imaging society.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I thought it was expensive to get in, and it's quite dark in there and if it's full of people it's difficult to see. You need to know the back ground of the map which is quite small, and the history of the very old books cos otherwise it's just a smelly collection of tatty books!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was in the UK on business and had a meeting in Hereford. I wasn’t sure how long it would take me to get there so rather than be late I went there the night before and stayed in a local hotel. In the morning I had nothing to do so the hotel suggested I went to see the Mappa... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

To often we travel abroad and visit other countries and their cultures but often take for granted what is on our own door.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Liked the whole 'chained vibe' and the reverence the place is duly given. We kind of wondered into this, but glad we did. Learnt a lot and now appreciate non chained libraries.

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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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Kathmandu, Nepal
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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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