Map And Atlas Museum Of La Jolla, San Diego
About Map And Atlas Museum Of La Jolla, San Diego
Map And Atlas Museum Of La Jolla, San Diego - Address, Phone Number
Address: 7825 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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This museum is a fascinating treasure, made all the more precious by its limited opening times. The love child of financier Michael Stone it is a collection of around 250 maps and atlases from throughout history, including what may be the first map ever printed. Some of these are extremely rare, perhaps the only one of their kind. There is even one by Ben Franklin. The point of the maps is to get people to understand the history and importance of cartography. Don't miss it.
Map And Atlas Museum Of La Jolla Opening and Closing Hours
- Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1st and 3rd Saturdays : 11am to 4pm
- Closed on all other days, including Labor Day.
How To reach Map And Atlas Museum Of La Jolla by Public Transport
- By Bus 30 stop Silverado St & Herschel Av.
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This place is amazing. First off, admission is free! They have maps on display going back to the late 1400s. The Museum is laid out in themes and geographic regions, including Colonization, California is an Island, Africa, Europe, Asia, world atlases, and The Holy Land. They also offer magnifying glasses so you can better see the detail on these maps. Each map is also complemented by captions that explain the significance of the map, how it was created, and why. The Museum also has a handful of objects, like a waywiser and and astroblabe. I chatted with the Museum Director and Assistant Director during my visit, and they are very knowledgeable. If you live in the area, this Museum is a must. We made a special trip from Phoenix, and it was totally worth it.
Awesome private collection of old maps. A great place to visit!
This is a hidden gem inside of this building. It's a free museum with so much history. I could say here for hours looking at these maps.
Beautiful venue.... wonderful collection
Cartes originales datant du Moyen Âge au début du 20e siècle. Autant locales que mondiales. Entrée gratuite avec contribution acceptée. Très belle collection.
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