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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
+44 20 7580 8155
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When staying in a nearby hotel we noticed this Museum when checking on line and called in on our last day in the City. There are a number of rooms on two floors and the displays are split over various genres, early cartoons over several...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all like a laugh. Don't we ? ... There are laughs a plenty here. If you visit the museum for this alone , you will come out happier than you went in ... and feel the entrance fee was money well spent. For me...More

Thank tonynoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this museum fascinating! If you're interested in art, humour, history and society, you're likely to be fascinated too. It's in a very central location (close to the British Museum) on a small street, quite easy to find. It has a permanent exhibition that...More

Thank Tal B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice little museum located on a quiet little street a stone's throw from the British Museum. If you want a break from the crowds and vast spaces of the nearby BM, the Cartoon Museum offers some respite and you can easily take...More

1  Thank name_alre4dy_taken
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I randomly came across this museum, while looking for something to do. Having never heard of the Cartoon Museum before (and seeing it was an inexpensive place to visit), I thought I'd give it a go. Situated very close to the British Museum, the Cartoon...More

Thank Travelling_Tweet
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

8  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

1  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

1  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

2  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

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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