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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 #471 of 1,100 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums
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San Francisco, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
43 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We came to this little museum with no expectations. It is really for adults who enjoy the history of cartoons. There is an exhibition of WW I cartoons. I found it mildly interesting but my husband and teen enjoyed it. My little guy was bored out of his mind and would have been happier with more little kid cartoons. There... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not really sure what I was expecting, but this wasn't it. Nice display on cartoons during WWI. Would have liked to see more of the modern cartoons as well.

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Derby
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38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is just around the corner from the British Museum and I would recommend this to cartoon fanatics. Not appropriate for those who don't speak a lot of english as not language guides available. Currently showing lots of pieces from WW1 which was interesting for me!

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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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

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