Hereford Cathedral

Temporary Exhibition

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.

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Master of the Library

The latest exhibition in the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library explores the role of Master of the Library and the individuals who have held this prestigious title throughout the centuries.

The title Master of the Library has been given, since 1583, to the member of the cathedral clergy with overall responsibility for the care and organisation of the Chained Library at Hereford Cathedral. The exhibition will begin at the present day and will transport visitors through the last 440 years to the Revd Dr Thomas Thornton, who conceived the Library’s current format in the 17th century.

Master of the Library is on show within Mappa Mundi and Chained Library, Hereford Cathedral, Monday 6 May - Saturday 14 September 2024. The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (last entrance 4.30 pm). Normal admission charges apply.

Hereford Cathedral Crest

Hereford Cathedral - Home of the Mappa Mundi

Hereford Cathedral Crest