Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla, La Jolla

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  • I visited when you were staying in La Jolla, California. Enjoyed the spectacular Museum map and decorated with a lot of beautiful work atmosphere, such as old maps, map of area were painted, to works of art is not just map exhibits.
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  • If you or your children are interested in geography, history and interesting stories, you must take advantage of this small gem of a museum. Created by a private collector with a passion for maps, thi...  more »
  • We just kind of stumbled across this museum on the internet while at breakfast in La Jolla. It wasn’t something we had preplanned yet thankfully they were open the day we visited. It is not really eas...  more »
  • This is a small, privately owned musuem full of amazing maps and is incredibly well maintained. If you have an hour or two, definitely check it out!
  • If you love old maps this is one of the beat collections on display in About 200 original very old maps on display. If you don't love old maps don't bother.
  • It a magnificent place to discover and enjoy and appreciate the intricacies of maps and map making over the centuries. It was amazing!
  • 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!
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