The Cartoon Museum celebrates the art of the British cartoons from the 1700's to the present day. As well cartoons the museum also explores the art of caricature and the art of producing a comic drawing.
The museum is situated in the heart of London and is very close by to the British Museum which makes it a very accessible place to come and visit.
With many nearby restaurants, shops and other places of interest to visit, this museum can be a part of a whole day out for the whole family.
35 Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HH.
Telephone 0207 580 8155.
The museum is Open:
Tues- Sat 10.30-5.30. and Sun 12.00 - 5.30
FREE: Under-18s, registered disabled and carer
(Children 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult)
What's On At The Museum
The museum is displayed over two floors and has over 250 original cartoon drawings on display. There are also always special exhibitions taking place throughout the year and so the collection is constantly refreshing.
Because this is the only cartoon collection in London it does hold many rare pieces of artwork as well as a large quantity of original artworks many drawn by very famous artists of their time. Some of these works include original drawings from :
And including famous cartoon characters such as:
The museum also contains many classical cartoon drawings which often portrayed political satire and provided commentary of their time. This includes works by Gillray such as:
More modern cartoons include Gerald Scarfe¹s Chairman Mao in 3D , as well as the original leather char which was made into a caricature.
Other highlights include Joke cartoons by :
This is only a small selection of the many different types of cartons on display at the museum, there is something for everyone. So whether you like classic political satire, British classic children's comics or something more up to date and edgy, the Museum will be able to make sure that you not only see the best but possibly the funniest cartoons ever.
After all fun is the name of the game at the Cartoon Museum.Home > Unusual Museums > Cartoon Museum