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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
+44 1432 374200
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Had to cut our visit short

Paid to see Mappa Mundi and the chained library with 2 Brazilian friends who speak no English. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Judi B
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Krakow, Poland
Fascinating

A real step back in time and well worth the entry fee. A really lovely Cathedral and the staff are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sheeplady2016
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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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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
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+44 1432 374200
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"map room"
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"english translation"
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"fantastic exhibition"
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"medieval history"
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"behind glass"
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"hereford cathedral"
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"the real thing"
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"worth the entry fee"
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"modern building"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Paid to see Mappa Mundi and the chained library with 2 Brazilian friends who speak no English. We were relying on Google Translate but our internet failed once inside the exhibition. I asked if it was possible to have the password for the cathedral /...More

Thank Judi B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A real step back in time and well worth the entry fee. A really lovely Cathedral and the staff are helpful and informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledgeable staff were there to talk about both the Mappa and the chained library. Excellent exhibition enables you to learn about the Mappa and see the English translation before you reach the real thing and the original wooden frame. The chained library is fascinating.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A most unusual map and plenty of information to read about it on boards .Well worth seeing the chained books to.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

there is a fee to see the mappa mundi but its a piece of history so well worth seeing and there are lots in there to see and a shop where you can buy sovrniers

Thank balawaya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit! We spent a good hour looking at the Mappa Mundi and the chained library. We went early before it got too busy. The cathedral guides in the different talked to us at length about the history of both the Mappa Mundi...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to follow and to go through all the big boards with details on. The map itself is something to behold! Very interesting and unusual. There are a few people around to ask questions of who were great. I’ve never seen anything like the chained...More

Thank Lottelli
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I adore history and I was so excited to see the Mappa Mundi! The cathedral itself is beautiful and worth a wander around anyway, and the map exhibit was wonderful. There were a few interactive displays where you can learn about the map, and the...More

Thank Koffee741
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come here if you have time on your hands and really look at what you are seeing. It's fab!! It's not free but you'll never get the chance to see anything like it anywhere else.

Thank John T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited to see the Cathedral, the Weeping Windows of poppies and couldn't fail to go and see the chained library and Mappa Mundi. All told a superb day out packed with history and fascinating artifacts and knformation

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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
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