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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
+44 20 7580 8155
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All reviews political cartoons comic art private eye russell street comic book current exhibition william hogarth permanent display laugh out loud just round the corner trip down memory lane entrance fee interesting place gift shop free entry beano drawing
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is a delight to visit. The numerous and varies cartoons cover many issues. The humour from the cartoon is a pleasure to view. From the simple drawing to the more complex they all have humour for the visitor to find.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dorothy s
Reviewed 9 October 2018

actually,that is not a museum even if you pay a ticket.It s some kind of exhibition of drawings,too small to have a good idea about them and not interesting for most of the people,in 4-5 rooms.No history of cartoons,no cartoons,no nothing.Dissapointed,I love cartoons.More than this,the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank adina d
Reviewed 16 September 2018

...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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kcdenman
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adam L
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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'.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Doobs82
Reviewed 17 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JimO689
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ulf J
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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