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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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Address: 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
Phone Number: +44 1432 374200
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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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Lived here all my life but first time today to see the Mappa Mundi and the chained library. Very interesting exhibition and well worth £6.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived here all my life but first time today to see the Mappa Mundi and the chained library. Very interesting exhibition and well worth £6.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to come to Hereford to see the mappa mundi and the chained library. The mappa mundi is great and well worth a visit. I expected the chained library to be bigger but it was still worth seeing. The gift shop sells quite a few bits of memorabilia so bought a couple of things to remember the visit. Friendly... More 

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Billingshurst, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well planned and with a good use of technology. Fascinating displays especially the original version of display. There is an entrance fee but justified.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to the Mappa Mundi and the chained library. Situated in a beautiful cathedral. The staff are very knowledgeable and interesting. Someone not interested in history will find this a nice exhibition. Can even do some brass rubbing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chained library in particular was great, I was lucky enough to have a guided tour of the place, it reminds me of the restricted section from Harry Potter!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In an unassuming situation through the Cathedral Shop and Cafe, this jewel of an exhibition continues to astonish the visitor: there's a complete, intact and original chained library which includes centuries-old manuscripts and hundreds of rare books: and there's probably the largest mediaeval map - on calfskin, and dating from about 1290AD - still in existence. Everything's very well displayed,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At last! Got to see the stunning Mappa Mundi and chained library exhibitions! The map is just fantastic, so much to see on it. A good exhibition with it too, showing it in detail and historical perspective.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town on business and our hotel was 3 minutes walk from the chained library. The Mappa Mundi exhibit and chained library was quite interesting and well worth the visit as was the cathedral.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating to see the medieval map drawn on vellum and preserved for centuries as well as the chained library. Docents were outstanding and added much to our visit. Highly recommended.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told about the Mappa Mundi by friends and decided to visit here on our way to Wales. What a great place, steeped in history. All attendants were very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. The map was very well preserved and the chained library a true revelation.

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