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The Cartoon Museum

35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH , England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
020-7580 8155
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Ranked #455 of 1,084 attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Love this compact but extremely well thought out museum. Def one if interested in comics. Saw the Spitting Image exhibition and loved it. Well conceived and executed. Well worth a visit.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's not a large museums, but it has a really nice feel and they did a great job picking out interesting comics and cartoons to represent different times in history. I liked it a lot.

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Metz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a very interesting museum, but what struck me was how little it matched my expectations. The ground floor collection displays an impressive series of comics mostly related to the journalism during the war time period. The material is much more adult-oriented than I had expected, although there is a little kids’ corner upstairs where children can learn to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We recently went here having seen a listing for the First World War cartoons exhibition in an art magazine. The museum is small, but well curated and the exhibition itself was great. They had a good coverage of cartoons from the different combatant nations as well as brief, but engaging narrative. We visited close to closing time, so only actually... More

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Rural England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have to confess I love cartoons and I'm a Friend of the museum, so I got in free. My partner did pay and it was the first time he'd been - he was a bit disappointed by how small the museum is, whereas I knew what to expect and was actually surprised to find access upstairs is now open... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently visited The Cartoon Museum (£7 per adult, £3 per child) on Little Russell Street near the British Museum. In the end, we found this to be a rather pricey museum experience that will be much better appreciated by cartoon enthusiasts who want to learn a bit about the history and evolution of the world of cartoons. What you... More

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Cartoonmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Cartoon Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry your visit was not what you expected. We are a small museum that receives no government funding and therefore we have to charge an admission fee, however, we allow under-18s to enter free of charge. As we are small, we do not have the budgets for interactives, although we hope to do more of this in the... More

Munster, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

It was not what i expected it to be. Aside from being small, the selection of cartoons was very limited. Mostly British artists and newspaper satyrical type of cartoons. The had a small comic book store which my son seemed to enjoy. I went there using the london pass but i would not go there if i had to pay... More

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Cartoonmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Cartoon Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We are a small museum dedicated to the collection and display of British cartoon and comic art. We don't receive any government funding and so rely on our admissions (£7 adults, £6 concessions and Free for under-18s) and sales in the shop to put on 3-4 temporary exhibitions a year, an events... More

Bedlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I have visited London many times - always staying in Bloomsbury - but had never heard anything about this museum which was visited with my stepdaughter and son in law who live in the area and so knew about it. We went to the Spitting Image exhibition which I suspect may now be over but I would really recommend a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Almost didn't make it to the show as one of the major London tourist guides had the dates wrong - so thought we'd missed it. The Spitting image exhibition was first class. The rest of the museum felt it could do with more animation and investment but recognise this is a fledgling venue getting by without any government support. At... More

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UK
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49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After all the culture at the British Museum, which is just around the corner, what a surprise! it is very small and has such a small staff and limited funding so please support them! currently there is a Spitting Image display but check online before you go for later events. For now you can also go to the British Library... More

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