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Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions

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Mappa Mundi and chained library

It is well over 30 years since I have visited the Mappa and chained library. It is now housed in a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Davidfirving
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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A National Treasure

This is well worth visiting. The guides are knowledgeable and helpful, aiding understanding of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Margaret T
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Birmingham, 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.
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5 College Cloisters, Hereford, England
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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 behind glass hereford cathedral worth the entry fee modern building piece of history volunteer guides informative staff visit hereford
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is well over 30 years since I have visited the Mappa and chained library. It is now housed in a building specially built and the exhibition is well curated. The guides were most knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Davidfirving
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is well worth visiting. The guides are knowledgeable and helpful, aiding understanding of this extraordinary exhibition.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Mappa Mundi is one of the most impressive thigs to see in hereford. Its a ancient map draen and illustrated by monks many hundreeds of years ago that shows the world from a Christian perspective and has Jerusalem at its centre

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AndrewKarney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Hereford Cathedral and took time to look round this exhibition. It was fascinating. The Mappa Mundi is incredible with fascinating details. I'd never heard of chained libraries before and it was really interesting to see one. It's incredible that these things are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting both the map and chain library took you back in time . Information was available and also the volunteers were very knowledgeable

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 609jeannen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible. The map is amazing as you would not have thought that that amount of knowledge of the world could possibly be collated back then. Helps with Unicorn origin myths too.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DoctorPhi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting visit made more so by the guide who explained in detail the Mappa Mundi to my my Grandson and his partner. A definite must if you visit Hereford

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ruralhereford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 3rd visit but as the last 2 was taking primary school kids I was too busy to really see it, I took my own teenage kids, one really loved it & one wasn’t bothered(guess which one likes history?) I was amazed by the historical...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting and definately well worth a visit My friend who was visiting Hereford was quite overwhelmed with the experience of seeing the Mappa Mundi along with the Chained Library. The visit into the Cathedral was even more of an inspiration, wonderful building and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Had such enjoyable day at the Cathedral and the Mappa Muncie and in particular the volunteer attending it played a big part in that enjoyment. The map was the source of endless fascinating detail and the volunteer was so knowledgeable and engaged with it all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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Twokenelm
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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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