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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

Address: 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The above website is currently under construction so you might try...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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18 attraction reviews
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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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Maidenhead
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Really interesting and informative., well presented and along with the old library, though provoking. Really liked this.

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Maidenhead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The exhibition before seeing the Mappa Mundi is very informative and helps to explain what you see. Without it would be difficult to work out why Jerusalem is at the centre of the map with Asia at the top, Europe at the bottom left and Africa at the bottom right. The Chained Library is also interesting but spoiled to my... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was brilliant - the explanatory exhibition leading to the amazing Mappa Mundi was so good and an essential part of the whole experience. There was a guide happy to explain the Mappa Mundi itself to any one who wanted this, and this added to the enjoyment and appreciation of this incredible object. The chained library was fascinating and an... More 

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