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Hereford Cathedral is home to a community which has worked and worshipped together continuously for over 1,300 years and welcomes thousands of tourists and pilgrims annually.
The present building includes examples of architecture, stained glass and art from all periods which can be further explored by taking part in one of the cathedral tours, led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Visitors can also explore the beautiful gardens of the cathedral during the summer months.
Hereford Cathedral is also home to the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library which draws visitors and scholars from across the world. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the largest medieval world map to survive and records how scholars interpreted the world over 700 years ago. Sitting alongside the Mappa Mundi is the fascinating Chained Library which holds over 1,500 rare books, including 229 medieval manuscripts. Alongside the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library, the Library and Archive team curate special exhibitions throughout the year highlighting the historic treasures of the cathedral.
There are a range of concerts and musical events scheduled to take place in 2023. Throughout the summer months a series of Lunchtime Organ Recitals take place on Tuesdays with organists travelling from across the world to play on the Father Willis Organ. For those wishing to find some peace and tranquillity after a busy day, Evensong is a wonderful opportunity to hear Hereford Cathedral Choir and experience worship within the cathedral.
Hereford Cathedral also serves a selection of homemade light and hearty lunches focussing on using local produce and suppliers in the Cathedral Café which is located in the 15th-century Bishop’s Cloister. The adjacent Chapter House Garden is often filled with visitors enjoying refreshments in the sunshine and is the perfect spot to stop for a cup of tea and slice of cake!
For more information on services, special events, exhibition prices and opening times please visit: www.herefordcathedral.org or call 01432 374202.
Hereford Cathedral endeavours to be as accessible as possible, to find out more please visit: www.herefordcathedral.org/accessibility
The cathedral is free to enter but admission charges apply for the Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition.
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Children welcome
- Facilities for educational visits
- Guided tours for groups
- School Trips
- Coach parties accepted
|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Services take place before and after opening hours which visitors are welcome to attend.
The Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition is closed on Sundays.