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The Cartoon Museum

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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...more
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35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH, England
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All reviewspolitical cartoonscomic artprivate eyerussell streetcomic bookcurrent exhibitionwilliam hogarthpermanent displaylaugh out loudjust round the cornertrip down memory laneentrance feeinteresting placegift shopfree entrybeanodrawing
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Reviewed 1 week ago

...please make sure that your directions are clear on how to get there! Mother of mercy, I spent an 30 extra minutes wandering around London. I'm not from here, I wanted to come see you since 14 Sept was your last day, and it was...More

1  Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the cartoon museum alone and found much of what I read quite interesting. I was expecting more content specifically about TV cartoons but the wide range of content they had was still worth checking out. I spent a few hours reading through all...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree that the museum is small and considering the amount of cartoon/comic material in the world it could do with many more exhibits. All in all, very thought provoking and proving 'The pen is mightier than the sword'.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If, like me, you spent your childhood eagerly awaiting each week's edition of the Beano, Dandy, etc, this museum will be a trip down memory lane for you. However, don't think that it is simply children's comics; graphic novels, and grown-ups titles are featured too....More

1  Thank TripMember012020152
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cute little hidden Gem which was perfect for a chilled Sunday morning at the end of a hectic weekend of sight seeing in London. I loved finding out the history of cartooning from newspaper political cartoons to the comics I grew up with like...More

Thank Doobs82
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Having attended today, found it a bit small. Upstairs was better than downstairs, the younger one enjoyed the museum as found it interesting but a bit confusing.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 10 August 2018

A nice little museum (but not free) to see the history of cartoons. These are historical cartoons from newspapers, magazines etc. like Giles. Think this isn't a childrens museum as more adult material. Will be moving soon so will try to go again to see...More

Thank Janet E
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This museum is worth a stop. It is not very big but you will have more than one laugh. The exhibition shows the history of cartoon's and caricatures.

Thank Ulf J
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This was a totally engrossing visit and totally unexpected pleasure Cartoons play anajor part in our Press and document history and some become legendary, E g. Heath Robinson Then you find they are magnificent pieces of penmanship orbpainting/ rendering Then you learn a NZ vicar...More

Thank brucel727
Reviewed 19 July 2018

What a fascinating small museum with cartoon examples from Hogarth to the present day. I particularly enjoyed the numerous illustrations from comics. If one studies each exhibit and reads all the captions then you could easily spend 2 - 3 absorbing hours here. I enjoyed...More

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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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Response from lorna w | Reviewed this property |
I agree it depends on how much you are "into" cartoons . I went with three young grandchildren so we spent around an hour including the small gift shop and a drawing activity for the youngest. It's very small so it's never... More