Jan 7th, 2015 by Mark at PocketMaps
- Folding Maps
- Museum Wayfinding, Signage, & Maps
As a museum curator, your goal is to provide useful information to your guests that will help them enjoy your exhibits. One of the best ways of doing that is by giving fold-up wallet cards with maps. Here are just a few ways these maps could be beneficial to visitors.
Helps Identify Points of Interest
It isn’t always possible for a guide to show people around, in which case it’s likely that they will miss some essential attractions. If these attractions are listed on a pocket map, the odds that people will visit them increase dramatically. It also makes it easier for people who have a limited amount of time in your museum to quickly locate what interests them and find restrooms, museum gift shops, and concession stand if they are hungry.
Keeps People Together
If you have an extensive museum, it could be easy for members of different parties to become separated. Sometimes this could be a considerable problem when school groups visit because it means that children may are unaccounted. A better solution would be to allow the leader to identify a rallying point for people to go to if they become lost. He or she could then pass out maps with that point circled for everyone to reference.
Makes a Great Souvenir
Many people will enjoy your maps so much that they will want to take them home as a souvenir. They may pull this map out later and begin reminiscing about their visit, making it more likely that they will come back again for another.
A custom map of your museum can also provide other necessary information such as operating hours and news about upcoming events. To find out more about museum map printing, please contact us.