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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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An exhibition that benefits from an informative set of explanatory boards post the entry that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Not sure what to expect but the gentleman telling us all about the map was very entertaining and we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An exhibition that benefits from an informative set of explanatory boards post the entry that details what it is that you are about to visit and why they are important. The Mappa Mundi room also contains the only copy of the Magna Carta held outside...More

Thank Cheekycockney190757
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what to expect but the gentleman telling us all about the map was very entertaining and we learned a lot. So pleased it has been retained and cared for.

Thank jasad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most ancient map of the world and very nearly right. Very interesting and you can get a really close to it. Its fascinating

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place I have wanted to visit for some years. The team of helpers are knowledgeable and engaging. Well worth the time and trip.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the entry fee. A huge improvement on prior years when the Mappa Mundi was in a case on the wall in the Cathedral. Wonderful exhibits and explanations and an excellent short film explaining the Mappa Mundi. Great for all ages to try to...More

Thank SF22850
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A true privilege to visit such a rare collection. Mappa Mundi is a must for anyone visiting Hereford and the helpful and friendly volunteers were first class.

Thank Matt0844
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit : the ticket price is £6 per adult and is valid all day. The exhibition gives an overview and then a door opens into a darkened room containing one of only 4 surviving copies of the Magna Carta and the original...More

Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this fascinating collection of old manuscripts dating back to circa 1100 as well as the Mappa Mundi. Well worth the admission price which is valid for the whole day, allowing you to come and go as you please.

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had intended to visit Hereford for years, and never got round to it, should have done it earlier. The history is super, the guides were extremely helpful, both in explaining the mappa mundi, and the chain library. It is only a small exhibition, but...More

Thank MHH-Berkshire
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I cannot overstate how fabulous this permanent exhibition is and at £6 for an adult it is great value too. It is worth watching the excellent 5 minute video to get an understanding of the map itself. You can get up close to the map...More

Thank sheepygold
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Response from Diana S | Reviewed this property |
For the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library exhibitions we spent about an hour. There was an excellent guide in the Chained Library. The Mappa Mundi you look at! It's complicated but there are plenty of boards around... More