Mind the Map

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH OCTOBER 2012

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Dates:
18th May 2012 until 28th October 2012
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Thu, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm (last adm 5.15pm), Fri 11am-6pm (last adm 5.15pm)
 
PRICES
FREE with entry to LTM £13.50 (Adults), FREE (Under 16s)
 

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Mind the MapCovent Garden's London Transport Museum is putting on a new (free with entry to the main museum) exhibition called Mind the Map which explores the inspiration, history, design and creativity behind London transport maps. Opening on 18th May 2012, the exhibition includes previously unseen historic material and new artworks by leading artists including Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood, and Simon Patterson whose 1992 version of Harry Beck's iconic 1931 Tube map, The Great Bear, replaced the stations with names of famous people. The artwork spans from a 1887 Jubilee Edition district railway pocket map to a 2006 Tube map cover by Yinka Shonibare, whose Nelson's Ship in a Bottle was recently moved from The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square to the National Maritime Museum. The largest exhibition of its kind to date, Mind the Map invites us to look at the relationship between identity and place, and explore the impact maps have had on our understanding of the city. Not only are they eyecatching, public and portable works or art but the maps also have a practical purpose - without them we would, quite literally, be lost.

 

About London Transport Museum

After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. More about London Transport Museum

Mind the Map images

Mind the Map  Pocket District Railway map, 1887  

   
Mind the Map - Pocket District Railway map, 1887

Mind the Map Pocket District Railway map, 1887 

LondonTown.com - Mind the Map Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Mind the Map
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London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Mind the Map
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41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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10 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
11/12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Mind the Map
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The Method Studio
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Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 11 minutes from Mind the Map
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Career Energy
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4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes from Mind the Map
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Mind the Map
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Mind the Map
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes from Mind the Map
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28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Mind the Map
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
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London Transport Museum events

 
Easter Family Fun at the London Transport MuseumEaster Family Fun at the London Transport MuseumIt's the Year of the Bus at the London Transport Museum and there's a programme of special families focused events this Easter celebrating one of London's favourite modes of transport. The Easter Family Fun events run at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden throughout the school holidays, from Saturday 12th April until Monday 21st April, giving18th April 2014Monday 21st April 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
Now On
Easter Family Fun at the London Transport Museum
event > Kids Events > Exhibitions - Museums & Galleries
DATES  12th to 21st April 2014
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
It's the Year of the Bus at the London Transport Museum and there's a programme of special families focused events this Easter celebrating one of London's favourite modes of transport. The Easter Family Fun events run at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden throughout the school holidays, from Saturday 12th April until Monday 21st April, giving... More about this event
The Bus We Loved: TalkThe Bus We Loved: TalkAuthor Travis Elborough celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Routemaster bus.29th April 2014Tuesday 29th April 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
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The Bus We Loved: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 29th April 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Author Travis Elborough celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Routemaster bus.
Friday Late: Goodbye PiccadillyFriday Late: Goodbye PiccadillyFriday Late: Goodbye PiccadillyThe clock is turned back to 1914, the year of the outbreak of the First World War, for Friday Late at the London Transport Museum which this month celebrates the opening night of a major new war exhibition, Goodbye Piccadilly. Drinks and music of the time, talks and tours, and make-and-take sessions are all part of the evening when you can learn 16th May 2014Friday 16th May 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
On Soon
Friday Late: Goodbye Piccadilly
event > Tours
DATES  Friday 16th May 2014 - 6.45pm-10pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
The clock is turned back to 1914, the year of the outbreak of the First World War, for Friday Late at the London Transport Museum which this month celebrates the opening night of a major new war exhibition, Goodbye Piccadilly. Drinks and music of the time, talks and tours, and make-and-take sessions are all part of the evening when you can learn ... More about this event
 
Goodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyFollow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri16th May 2014Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
On Soon
Goodbye Piccadilly
event > Tours
DATES  16th May 2014 to 8th March 2015
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri... More about this event
 
London And Londoners In The Great War: TalkLondon And Londoners In The Great War: TalkLondon historian Jerry White explores life in the capital during the First World War.3rd June 2014Tuesday 3rd June 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
London And Londoners In The Great War: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 3rd June 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
London historian Jerry White explores life in the capital during the First World War.
The Only Road For An English Man: First World War Propaganda Posters: TalkThe Only Road For An English Man: First World War Propaganda Posters: TalkWith David Bownes, Assistant Director of Collections at the National Army Museum.2nd September 2014Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
The Only Road For An English Man: First World War Propaganda Posters: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
With David Bownes, Assistant Director of Collections at the National Army Museum.
Kate Adie: Fighting On The Home Front: TalkKate Adie: Fighting On The Home Front: TalkThe author and journalist talks about her book on the First World War.14th October 2014Tuesday 14th October 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
Kate Adie: Fighting On The Home Front: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 14th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
The author and journalist talks about her book on the First World War.
The Social History And Cultural Significance Of The London Bus: SymposiumThe Social History And Cultural Significance Of The London Bus: SymposiumA talk on the iconic public transport.18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
The Social History And Cultural Significance Of The London Bus: Symposium
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Saturday 18th October 2014 - 10am-4pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
A talk on the iconic public transport.
1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: Symposium1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: SymposiumTalks to compliment the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
1914-1918, From Home Front To Western Front: Symposium
event > Business Events > Conferences
DATES  Saturday 15th November 2014 - 10am-4pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Talks to compliment the Goodbye Piccadilly exhibition.
Women, Fashion And The First World War: TalkWomen, Fashion And The First World War: TalkA talk on how the way women dressed changed during the conflict.18th November 2014Tuesday 18th November 2014 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
Women, Fashion And The First World War: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 18th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
A talk on how the way women dressed changed during the conflict.
 

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Cool Rider
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Duchess Theatre 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

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The Roadhouse 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 1 minute walk from London Transport Museum

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Mamma Mia!
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Theatre | Until 5th April 2014 

Novello Theatre 2 minutes walk from London Transport Museum

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Handbagged
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The Bodyguard
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Twenty years after the romantic thriller burst onto our cinema screens - reducing us all to tears - The Bodyguard ...More

 
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