A new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps opens on Friday 18 May at London Transport Museum. Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography will draw on the Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes of journeys, identity and publicity. The exhibition will be the largest of its kind and will include previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists. The displays will 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. The exhibition is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme.
Admission to Mind the Map is included in the entry ticket to the main Museum galleries. Under 16s go free and adult tickets cost £13.50 (£10.00 for adult concessions) which allows free entry to all the Museum galleries for a whole year.