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The Cartoon Museum

35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH, England
+44 20 7580 8155
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The Cartoon Museum is a small museum which shows a selection of original cartoon and comic art, and a very small amount of animation, mostly by British artists, from the 1750s to the present day. There are three galleries including one showing a changing temporary exhibition showing about 230 works which are densely hung. Please note the museum is totally self-funded, receiving NO money from government or local government. To enable as many people as possible to visit, reductions are available for students, concessions and it's totally free to under-18s, Art Fund members and Friends of the Museum. We are closed on Mondays but OPen BANK HOLIDAY MONDAYS. Closed over Christmas/New Year.
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35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH, England
Bloomsbury
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like cartoons, comics, caricatures and animation, this is an interesting place to have a wander round. We had visited last year after having been to the British Museum and thought we would do the same this year. The British Museum is only a...More

5  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I did the manga master class and I really enjoyed it. I found it interesting and learned quite a bit, i also liked talking to the people on my table. The teacher their was called Takayo Akiyama she was really nice and helpful. It was...More

Thank mark b
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A great display of the long history of cartoon and caricature in the UK. When we went there was a chronological gallery which also gave an interesting chronology of social critique through the ages; a gallery on women cartoonists in Britain; and an upstairs section...More

Thank thestumpyelf
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Suggested to me by my other half, some little place that I had not heard of. What a pleasant suprise. Honestly I wasn't sure what to expect but it's a little gem of a place that whilst needing lots of support I almost don't want...More

Thank JaffleLady
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I declare a professional interest to start with here, I'm a cartoonist. I'm not one of those that is obsessive about it though. Seeing all these talented cartoonist exhibited here is brilliant, and it's so good to see some old favourites here. That aside I...More

1  Thank mrGrumbly
Cartoonmuseum, General Manager at The Cartoon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you thought it was well worth a visit. Let me address some of the points you raise. Lighting: All the works are on paper, many in watercolour this makes them light sensitive. We have to control the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Main exhibits are really interesting and very informative, but the 2000AD 40th anniversary exhibition was my reason for the visit. It was excellent lots of original art work some real classic scenes, including the letter about almost being sued in the 70's.

3  Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The cartoon museum is a little gem, conveniently located just behind the British Museum. Because it does run on public funds (which is truly a shame considering that it is about British cartoons and comics that have influenced culture and pop-culture world-wide) the exhibition is...More

2  Thank Thomas T
Cartoonmuseum, Manager at The Cartoon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review Thomas. Yes we definitely hope to expand as more space and resources become available.

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This museum only costs £7 for adults and is well worth it. There are permanent exhibitions on the history of cartoons in Britain, with the political ones from the Victorian era being of particular interest, and some great travelling exhibitions too. I have seem two...More

1  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Run without any public funds support, enthusiasts (and they are chirpy happy people ) operate this small museum. By far the best bit is the historical bit with excellent write ups on Hogarth onwards, and it was well presented and very interesting. It may just...More

1  Thank bbrt
Cartoonmuseum, General Manager at The Cartoon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you very much for your review and we're delighted that your enjoyed the historic gallery. Every exhibition appeals to a different audience and it may be that our next temporary exhibition 'The Inking Woman: British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists' [1772-2017]from April to July,...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017

As part of our family day out in London during the half term we decided to visit The Cartoon Museum, now i'll hold my hands up and say that I've been a long standing fan of the comic 2000ad (featuring Judge Dredd) right from the...More

2  Thank robbycox
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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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