Mind the Map is a new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps.
The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years. These have not only helped shaped London, but have also inspired the world. Now, Mind the Map draws on the London Transport Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes of journeys, identity and publicity.
This is your opportunity to explore geographical, diagrammatic and decorative transport maps, as well as the influence of the iconic London Tube map on cartography, art and the public imagination.
Looking in particular at the relationship between identity and place, Mind the Map will explore the impact maps have had on our understanding of London and how they influence the way we navigate and engage with our surroundings.
18 May – 28 October 2012
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza