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.