Explore the history of British cartoons, from caricatures to contemporary graphics at the Cartoon Museum

This highly entertaining London tourist attraction covers the history and development of British cartoons from the 18th Century to the present day. You can find an exhaustive collection of all types of cartoons in this museum including caricatures and rare examples of cartoon art; it’s an ideal place to entertain kids of all ages as well as a serious collection for animation enthusiasts.

There are over nine hundred pieces on exhibit and the museum regularly holds events where both children and adults can participate. Booking for these events is recommended due to the popularity year round of this London Museum.

If your interest in this fascinating graphic history of British satire and creativity is more academic, there is an archive and reference library available to satiate your thirst for knowledge. The Cartoon Museum also offers adult lectures and exclusive courses in the field of cartoons and their use and place in society. Both children and adults will enjoy this unique London attraction.

As with all London museums, it is advisable to ring in advance of your visit to ensure that facilities are available at the time of your visit and to allow staff to help you find what you need as efficiently as possible.

Exhibitions

Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD: 25 January - 23 April 2017

A celebration of a British publishing powerhouse - this exhibition of 80 pages of original artwork from the iconic weekly science fiction comic 2000 AD is an incredible display of works by artists such as Dave Gibbons, Simon Davis, Brian Bolland, Mike McMahon and more. Discover 2000 AD's much-loved and iconic characters such as futuristic lawman Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Halo Jones. 

The Inking Woman: British Women Cartoon and Comic Artists: 26 April - 23 July 2017

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Please note: Closed on Mondays, except 3, 10 & 17 April

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Excellent Couldn't have been better. It made for a most enjoyable visit . I would recommend it to anyone, especially first-time visitors.
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Monday Closed (except Bank Holiday Mondays)
Tuesday 10.30 - 17.30
Wednesday 10.30 - 17.30
Thursday 10.30 - 17.30
Friday 10.30 - 17.30
Saturday 10.30 - 17.30
Sunday 10.30 - 17.30

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Address:

35 Little Russell Street London WC1A 2HH

Telephone:

020 7580 8155