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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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  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“comic art” (8 reviews)
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35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7580 8155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of friends (some retired, some NOT!) looking for different unusual places in London to enjoy... We booked a talk and then self-guided ourselves around the Carton Museum. The talk was EXCELLENT & set us up well for a leisurely exploration of the 100s...More

Thank NickS-Barnes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good little museum tucked away but was relatively busy when we visited. The permanent display is a great overview of the use of cartoons through time and the temporary displays were also good with one on comic strips which to my delight...More

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small venue packed with enough exhibits to keep you occupied for several hours - and therein lies the problem. The cartoons are fantastic, but there is so much to read, your brain can be overloaded quite quickly! The venue is also quite...More

Thank amiddletonsct
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Attended a fabulous event here one evening. Great space, very very cool displays and wonderfully curated by Steve Marchant!

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 10 October 2017

For a self-funded museum, this is justifiably not 'lavish' but it is jolly good if the subject matter interests you, which it does me! It is small but one can easily spend a couple of hours there, looking at current exhibition, standing exhibitions on history...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Surprising place, at first it seems like a shop but go through the back into the past. There are cartoon on the wall from various papers, and caricatures . From Dandy and Beano, Fred Bassett, Rupert the bear, to those your saw in magazines the...More

1  Thank Fudge31
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This Museum is a little gem, chock full of brilliant original art work. "British at Her Best" Fabulous illustrations everywhere you look. Unfortunately, It just feels neglected, as though it has been cobbled together. The interior is in need of a deep clean and a...More

Thank Carolyn R
Cartoonmuseum, General Manager at The Cartoon Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Carolyn Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the cartoons, comics and caricatures on display. I'm sorry that we were not at our best when you visited. We recently had a flood and are planning to do some...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely place to visit! Presents the most valued British cartoons. The museum is quite small but it definitely worth your time!

Thank DJAGODA
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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 8 September 2017

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
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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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