Cathedral:Hereford Cathedral


Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral

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5 College Cloisters,
Cathedral Close,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 1 - Sun 28 Feb Curious About Hereford
Wed 2 - Wed 30 Jun Knife Angel Hereford


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.

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 Cathedral Cafe, Cathedral Shop and toilets. Full accessibility information can be found on our website.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs available

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

Opening Times

Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibition

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm*

Explore Hereford’s famous medieval map and discover how scholars interpreted the world over 700 years ago, displayed alongside 225 illuminated manuscripts and over 1,200 early printed books.

Cathedral Cafe

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm*

Serving a delicious range of hot and cold snacks, drinks, homemade soups, cakes and seasonal treats. Fairtrade tea, coffee and wine are also served.

Cathedral Shop

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm*

Visit the Cathedral Shop for a wide selection of exclusive Christmas Cards, decorations, seasonal gifts, publications and souvenirs.

*Exhibition last admission 30min before closing, Cloister Cafe last orders 15mins before closing. Also closed on Sundays, Christmas Eve (from 1pm), Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. The Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Exhibition is also closed for essential cleaning and conservation work between early January.


Various charges apply


See location of Hereford Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 510397  Lat: 52.05361 Long: -2.71497

Hereford Cathedral is located in the city centre and can be accessed via Broad Street, Church Street and Castle Street on foot. For directions from public transport or car please visit our website.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access