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Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla

7825 Fay Ave, Courtyard Level, behind the elevators, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4252
+1 858-653-6277
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Marvelous Maps & More!

If you or your children are interested in geography, history and interesting stories, you must take... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Julie J
A MUST SEE TREASURE

We just kind of stumbled across this museum on the internet while at breakfast in La Jolla. It... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
GFFoodWineLover
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Thousand Oaks, California
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A private collection sampling 500 years of cartography. Over 200 items on display, many one of a kind. Free admission, no donations expected and we do not sell anything except the enjoyment of some of the rarest maps in the work and that is at a price of Zero dollars. In addition to our Wednesday and Thursday open days, we are also OPEN the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month 11-4
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7825 Fay Ave, Courtyard Level, behind the elevators, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4252
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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, this intimate storefront museum was a total surprise for me. I...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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 easy to find but we were so glad we...More

Thank GFFoodWineLover
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This little-known, FREE museum is a hidden treasure - a huge collection of antique maps, beautifully displayed in a lovely, modern museum! I have lived in the San Diego area for nearly 40 years and can't believe that I only discovered the museum today! Check...More

Thank Judikin
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a “must-see” for anyone interested in history and geography. Very well organized and curated for a small museum with detailed descriptions posted for each and every item in the collection. Gives good explanations of how map-making evolved through the centuries i.e., maps were...More

Thank merlot1234
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This small museum is such a special collection of antique, priceless maps from across the centuries. Our teenagers even thought they were so very cool! Based on our teens' experiences, we organized an outing for our Boy Scout Troop and the boys (+ parents/siblings) loved...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This unique museum was enthralling, and would be for any historical map lover. It is very well organized and presented, with a wealth of maps from circa 1500 until the early 1900's. An hour and a half just zipped by, and this would always be...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great educational experience. Private collection of antique maps many of which are history of Calif. These are artistic as well as educational. Child friendly. Check for hours

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a find! The rooms in this small but beautifully lit and well-organized museum are filled with original, aesthetically-mounted maps of the world dating from the dawn of the printing press. We expected to spend an hour looking at the collection but we spent over...More

Thank lindymiles
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I have visited many of the attractions and museums in San Diego. So when looking for something new I came across the Map Museum in La Jolla. It is tucked away in a commercial building but still easy to find and when you walk in...More

Thank robertcsd
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This collector has generously decided to share his extensive collection with the public, perfectly displayed and with explanatory text. Especially if you like history you will really enjoy the development of the ideas about geography and place names. And if you like graphic arts this...More

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