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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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Address: 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
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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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If there was one object in the world that I could own, I might well choose the Mappa Mundi. Not only is it there to see, but it is extremely well interpreted. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If there was one object in the world that I could own, I might well choose the Mappa Mundi. Not only is it there to see, but it is extremely well interpreted. The staff are friendly and informative and at £6 with discounts, it is good value. There are also a few works of art inspired by the Mappa Mundi,... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very unusual however it is not open on a Sunday so do not go then it is full of history which i love and is in a moden building built to look meneieval

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I'm a fan of things historical, maps and plans are not usually my thing! However, in the case of the Mappa Mundi I made an exception - this is like seeing into the mind of fourteenth century scholars as they attempt to make diagrammatic sense of the world we live in. The display leading to the map itself, including... More 

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Thank Diana S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small exhibition but full of information about the Mappa Mundi- which is just incredible. Being able to see it up close is fantastic. I was slightly disappointed by the chained library as I was expecting it to be an old, authentic library, instead it was six or so shelves of books in a very modern building,... More 

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Thank ChrissyA87
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful presentation and excellent explanation of both the Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library. Expert staff on hand to field questions, and a good opportunity to see modern artistic works based on the Mappa Mundi theme

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone visiting Hereford, the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library are must see attractions. You don't have to be a student of medieval history to wonder at the magnificent map of the world – the oldest medieval map of its kind in the world. And you don't have to be a book worm to be amazed by the huge and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent time seeing the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library in Hereford Cathedral with enthusiastic guides in both places and learned so much. Highly recommend the payment to visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mappa Mundi. Just inside the door is an explanation machine, designed for those who are blind or with poor eyesight. We don't have that disability but found it a great source of informatioin before we saw the real thing (although the sectors that you press to move around the explanation were very stiff and you have to push down hard).... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to see the Mappa Mundi is a must. This detailed mediaeval map merits long viewing as well the adjacent Chained Library.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well presented and well put together exhibition. I really that that it cheap as chips to enter and you can take as long as you like to explore the chained library after a guided tour of the map.

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