You Are Here: A Journey through Maps

How much do we really know about maps? Find out at this exhibition at the National Library of Scotland.

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 22 July 2016 to 17 April 2017
Time(s): Monday to Friday: 10am - 8pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Where: National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh Old Town
Price: This is a free event

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You Are Here: A Journey through Maps
About You Are Here: A Journey through Maps

How much do we really know about maps?

'You are here' is a National Library of Scotland exhibition that challenges our acceptance of maps.

It poses questions about how they are made and how we understand them. Drawn from our collection of more than two million maps and atlases, each map in the exhibition shows the answer to some or all of those questions.

The maps on display zoom out from the Library itself to the whole world in the shape of the Blaeu Atlas Maior — 'the most beautiful atlas ever made'.

They also include one of the finest plans of Edinburgh and the first map of Scotland, as well as more utilitarian railway, fishing and schoolroom maps.

Together they demonstrate the versatility and beauty of maps and the skill of the cartographers who created them.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for You Are Here: A Journey through Maps are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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