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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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july 2018

worth a visit very well presented and marvelous to see. well explained visually and audio. the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeremy L
Ravenshead, United Kingdom
excellent display

very knowledgeable & friendly volunteer guides. Incredible map! in the chained library I felt I was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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Although 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.
5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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All reviews chained library mappa mundi well worth a visit map room english translation fascinating exhibition world map excellent exhibition the real thing hereford cathedral behind glass worth the entry fee modern building piece of history informative staff volunteer guides visit hereford
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Reviewed 2 days ago

worth a visit very well presented and marvelous to see. well explained visually and audio. the cathedral is a beautiful church as well. would recommend visit to area during the 3 choirs festival but you need to book ahead early.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very knowledgeable & friendly volunteer guides. Incredible map! in the chained library I felt I was at Hogwarts or the Game of Thrones Library

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank w3ndys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating piece of history and interesting insight into what the medieval period understood of the geography of the world.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating exhibits - the chained library literally smells of history... our visit made all the more interesting by the two chaps who explained some of the key points and answered our questions.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had seen the Mappa Mundi before but was happy to pay the entrance fee for a second visit. The map is displayed in a building adjacent to the cathedral. There is a short video which is worth seeing. The map was very interesting and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hilary P
Reviewed 6 November 2018

the mappa mundi gives you an insight into the thinking of our ancestors and their ideas of the world in which they live.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank smudgeev
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Medieval cloisters of Hereford Cathedral open into the purpose built Mappa Mundi exhibit seemlessly. The map is facinating to study, the more you look, the more you see. Very interesting to see how medival people saw the world and their sophistication. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lavinia s
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The map is a revelation of medieval thought and tradition. Our volunteer guide would willingly have given a most erudite commentary on the map in Welsh, but my lack of understanding of the language in sufficient depth meant we had to confine ourselves to English,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JBE46
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Always wanted to see this and never had the chance til now. Well worth the trip. Definitely worth the time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank i8ubutler
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This was the most wonderful thing I could have read or seen, we will be back to see more soon & look forward to returning

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daveallen11
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23 August 2017|
Response from T5NYW | Reviewed this property |
I’d say 3/4 hour. But worth doing the Mappa Mundi and chain library. There are concessions for children & families. About the same time the main cathedral. There is an outside and inside Cafe for a relaxing break.
23 August 2017|
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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