The Cartoon Museum is London's first cartoon museum, dedicated to showing the best British cartoons, comics, caricatures and animation. There are regular exhibitions and events and a reference library.
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The Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell StreetHolbornLondonWC1A 2HH
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This is a small, cute museum that I thought would be bigger and more interesting. It's basically a bunch of interesting art from local artists. There were some cool-looking drawings posted all over the walls, but really nothing you need to go out of your way for. I had the London Pass book which had a funny picture as a preview of the museum--that picture was one of the few cool things I saw...more
I would think that this "Cartoon Museum" would be suited best in a much larger museum as a separate exhibit.
Luckily I didn't have to pay for my entrance since this was part of the London Pass. It's a small museum that also has a gift shop as soon as you walk in.
Most of the "cartoons" are of the British descent, but there were some products from the good ol U.S.A. around as well.
Located around the corner from the British Museum, the Cartoon Museum is completely dwarfed in size. But that's okay, because what they have here is really neat. Collections of cartoons and comics throughout the ages.
When I visited, there was a huge exhibit on Ronald Searle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Searle) which I found immensely interesting. There is also a second floor with...more
One of the best reasons to get into the Mseum is that you can often write and ask for special tours of other museums. I did that for this fine museum and was shown around.
Wow, this place is impressive.
The main exhibit is awesome, and what I think was a temporary exhibit, a Heath Robinson machine that had actually been built and a video of it in use, was fantastic. There was a long record...more
Excellent place to while away the hours for Kids and adults alike. Good value entrance fee.,
Boys will love the selection from the 'Beano' and the 'Dandy', and there are illustrations (originals) on show from pretty much all the old 'toons' you can think of. Its like reliving all those christmases of yesteryear when you read your new annual after dinner whilst the adults fell asleep......more