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Built on a place of worship used since Saxon times, Hereford Cathedral contains some of the finest examples of architecture from Norman times to the present day, including the 13th century Shrine of St. Thomas of Hereford, the recently restored 14th century Lady Chapel and the award-winning 20th century New Library Building.
Join our Cathedral Guides to explore the interior of the building at 11.00 am and 2.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) between Easter and the end of October or enjoy the new Gardens of Hereford Cathedral Tour at 3.00 pm (Saturday and Wednesday) in July and August.
The award-winning Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition houses the spectacular medieval map of the world and the Cathedral's unique Chained Library, telling the stories of these national treasures through models, artefacts and changing exhibitions and displays.
Other activities include concerts, recitals, The Three Choirs Festival (in August every third year), exhibitions, events and a working stonemasons yard where skilled craftsmen use traditional methods to restore this ancient and beautiful cathedral.
Amenities include on-site Cloister Cafe and Cathedral Shop, wheelchair accessibility and Braille and large print information available.
The Cathedral is open daily from 9.15 am until Evensong. A donation of £5.00 per person is invited.
Mappa Mundi Exhibition
(23 March - 24 October 09)
Monday - Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm *
26 October 2009 - Easter 2010)
Monday - Saturday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm *
(24 May - 30 September 2009)
Mappa Mundi Exhibition & Cloister Cafe: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm *
Cathedral Shop: 12 noon - 4.00 pm
* Exhibition last admission is 30 minutes before closing. Cloister Cafe 'last orders' is 15 minutes before closing.
NB The Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition is closed between 3rd - 24th January 2010 for cleaning and conservation work. The Exhibition, Shop and Cafe are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Please check opening times before your visit.
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