We have added an extensive range of England and Wales Geological maps to our ongoing map sale. These superceded or duplicate maps are available for £5 each.
It has been interesting hearing what people have planned for the maps they have bought from us. The most predominate use has been academic research, as expected. However, a number have been purchased to be framed and given as gifts, mementos of homes, or places meaningful to the recipient.
Another surprising use has been altogether more creative; one person bought a considerable number to use as a unique wallpaper.
There are so many other uses for maps that help to give them a new life beyond their original purpose.
They can be used to make or cover all manner of items from coasters (see below), lampshades, and notebooks to gifts, magnets, and greetings cards.
Some inspirational ideas can be found here and here. We would love to see what you come up with, so pop along to the map sale on level 7 between Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and pick some out. The geological ones in particular have some stunning colours and patterns.