The Cartoon Museum

35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH

The Museum is a hidden gem in the very centre of London. A stone’s throw from The British Museum, the Cartoon Museum exhibits the very finest examples of British cartoons, caricature, and comic art from the 18th century to the present day. Original artwork on display ranges from Hogarth, Gillray, Cruikshank and Rowlandson, to Heath Robinson, Searle, Giles, Matt, Posy Simmonds, Steve Bell, and Gerald Scarfe as well as nostalgic comic items from The Beano, The Dandy, Eagle and others.

Events at the museum, which is sited in an old dairy in Bloomsbury, include talks, adult and children’s cartooning and animation classes, as well as regular family fun days. The museum’s temporary exhibition changes every three or four months, so there is always something new to see.

Facilities: Partial disabled access
The ground floor exhibition galleries including highlights from the history of cartoons and caricatures and the temporary exhibition gallery are on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible.

The shop, library and wheelchair accessible toilet are accessible on the ground floor entrance area. There is one step into the shop but a wheelchair ramp is available. We regret that there is no lift to the first floor. There are seventeen stairs with handrails on either side.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm and Sunday 12-5.30pm (open Bank Holiday Mondays, closed 24th December-2nd January inclusive, check our website for occasional closures for exhibition change-overs)

Costs: Under 18s, Friends of the Cartoon Museum and Art Fund members FREE

Photo Credits: © Copyright The Cartoon Museum

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