The HMNS has the rare privilege of displaying an original edition, one of four known handwritten copies of the 1217 version, through a partnership between the museum, the Chapter of Hereford Cathedral and the Hereford Cathedral Perpetual Trust. Via press materials, Canon Chris Pullin, chancellor of Hereford Cathedral, says, “On both sides of the Atlantic we have come to see Magna Carta as an iconic milestone on the long road of human liberties and justice. Many world leaders have been inspired by what it stands for, and we hope that this will strengthen the resolve of a new generation to safeguard the values of justice, peace and liberty.”
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Through August 17. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit hmns.org. $20.
Feb. 14-Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2014