Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? With all of us on good terms with our glorious city after the success of The Olympics, why not head down to The London Transport Museum and marvel at the wonder of maps. With it’s new exhibition ‘Mind the Map’ families can discover some of the amazing characters and creatures hidden in two of the maps currently featured at The London Transport Museum.
Children can listen and join in with story time, I-spy trails, riddle solving games and craft workshops. The story telling sessions run between 11am-1pm this Saturday and Sunday. Characters and places featured in MacDonald Gill’s Wonderground map will come alive during an action packed story. Hear adventure tales involving animals from the Zoo, the Earl of Earl Court, See-Saw Jack of London Bridge and many more.
For those with a creative inkling, why not create your own giant map of London? Visitors to the museum are invited to celebrate London, both above and underground, by drawing pictures, writing poems and sharing stories about places and aspects of London that hold special meanings and memories for them.
The London Transport System has birthed a dazzling array of posters, designs and cartographic artwork for over the last century. Open until 28 October, make sure to head on over to marvel at this remarkable artwork. For more information, go on to The London Transport System website .