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5448269The Mappa Mundi And Chained Library Exhibition
DateTuesday 22nd January 2019 to Tuesday 31st December 2019
DescriptionHereford Cathedral is home to the Hereford Mappa Mundi, one of the world's unique medieval treasures. Measuring 1.59 x 1.34 metres (5'2" by 4'4"), the map is constructed on a single sheet of vellum (calf skin). Scholars believe it was made around the year 1300 and shows the history, geography and destiny of humanity as it was understood in Christian Europe in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. The inhabited part of the world as it was known then, roughly equivalent to Europe, Asia and North Africa, is mapped within a Christian framework. Jerusalem is in the centre, and East is at the top. East, where the sun rises, was where medieval Christians looked for the second coming of Christ. The British Isles is at the bottom on the left.
Time(s)Jan 22-Apr 1 2019, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, last adm 3.30pm, Apr 2-Oct 31, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, last adm 4.30pm, Nov & Dec, phone for winter opening times, closed Good Fri
LocationHereford Cathedral
Price£6, concs £5, family £8-£14
Telephone No.01432 374200
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Hereford Cathedral
AddressCathedral Close
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR1 2NG
Telephone No.01432 374200
Opening timesCathedral daily 08.00-18.00. Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition Easter-Oct Mon-Sat 10.00-16.15, Sun 11.00-15.15. Oct-Easter: Mon-Sat 11.00-15.15. The Mappa Mundi & Chained Library will be closed 11-24 Jan for cleaning, and 21-28 July to install the Internation Mappa Mundi Exhibition
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