Hereford Cathedral Library and Archives present a wide variety of changing exhibitions and displays throughout the year, drawing from our extensive collections. Our exhibitions feature manuscript and early printed books, archive documents, artefacts and loan items. There are usually three themed exhibitions each year but we also display single items for shorter periods such as the 8th century Hereford Gospels and Magna Carta. These displays are located within the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library exhibition. Admission to the Temporary Exhibition is included in the Mappa Mundi ticket price.
The Two Thomases Exhibition
The Two Thomases: the lives and deaths of St Thomas Becket and St Thomas Cantilupe
This year we celebrate both the 700th anniversary of the canonisation of St Thomas of Hereford and the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of St Thomas of Canterbury. This exhibition explores their eventful lives, deaths and legacies, and includes the skull of St Thomas of Hereford, back at the cathedral after more than 470 years.
The Two Thomases exhibition is on display within Hereford Cathedral’s Mappa Mundi & Chained Library until Thursday 7 January 2021 and normal admission charges will apply.