A journey through maps
Take a fresh look at the world of maps by visiting 'You are here', our latest touring display.
Travelling to venues across Scotland, the display explores the ways we use maps to examine and understand our world.
Accompanying the display's colourful panels, an interactive map-handling kit features an array of map tools, globes and curiosities.
Mapping our world
Maps plant us firmly in a place, at an exact spot in the world. We rely on them to navigate safely from one place to another.
But how much do we really know about them?
The display explores the world of maps by considering key questions about maps, such as:
- 'Why is north to the top?'
- 'How are hills shown on a flat map?'
- 'How is the spherical world made flat?'
Eye-catching banners show content spanning the centuries from our map collections.
Cross boundaries and explore the hills, mountains, cities, islands and seas of the world as you embark on a journey through maps.
- 21 October to 13 December 2019
- 11 January to 21 March 2020
Map of venues in the tour schedule
Blue pins show upcoming or current venues and grey pins show previous venues.