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The Cartoon Museum

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Address: 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH , England
Phone Number: 020-7580 8155
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Very intertaining and educational

I was introduced to this interesting museum by a school trip, the visit was rewarding and very educational the museum is very close to the british museum, the nearest tube station... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

I was introduced to this interesting museum by a school trip, the visit was rewarding and very educational the museum is very close to the british museum, the nearest tube station is Russel Square. The staff were extremely helpful the children enjoyed it thoroughly as they had to fill in a little booklet where they need to find out clues... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, in case you're thinking of cartoons in the narrowest sense - that they're just for children and feature funny drawings of animals acting like people - this museum will hopefully disabuse you of that notion. The Cartoon Museum takes in all aspects of cartooning and comics, from the political to the whimsical, from angry to sweet. Featuring a wonderful... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Small but plenty of material - easily passed a good couple of hours here. There was a room full of the works of Mark Boxer, with the context of each and the upstairs section is dedicated to comic strips. Highly enjoyable visit.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have attended three exhibitions at the Cartoon Museum, including the recent Hogarth display. I am learning that there is much more to cartoons than meets the eye! It does take time to go round the exhibitions - as with paintings, it is helpful to know something of the context of a cartoon to appreciate the humour. This is particularly... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This museum is a hidden gem not far from the British Museum. It is largely run by volunteers all of whom were both helpful and well informed. Although it is not alarge museum they made good use of the space. When we visited in October they had a fantastic Hogarth exhibition, which had a great amount of information displayed alongside... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very interesting, but wouldn't like to pay the full price(used Railcard 2:1 offer). Covers a wide range of ages but a lot of reading required. Not much in the way of British comics, other than a liberal scattering of Beanos.

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

We're glad you found the displays interesting. Usually we have more British comics on display but this autumn we had the rare opportunity to display original Japanese manga which is gaining an increasing following in the UK. Perhaps you missed the contemporary Moose Kid Comics in the Young Artists Gallery. From this December we will be embarking on a four... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited here with my 17 year old son as we were looking for something a bit different. The museum is quirky with a comprehensive history of cartoons from Hogarth to present day. However the overall feel is just a little dry, as everything involves reading copious amounts of text to explain the significance. The entrance fee of £7 was a... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you and your son found the visit disappointing. We try to maximise the limited space and resources we have by showing over 230 original pieces of cartoon and comic art. Sometimes, as with Hogarth, people have the choice of reading the background information if they want to understand more about the... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Came here with my 9 year old son who wanted to see lots of different cartoons to get ideas for drawing his own. Majority of those on display were Hogarth, so not what he was looking for at all. The description of the museum in leaflets & online is very misleading. Spent 10 mins looking round, certainly not worth the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you and your son were disappointed. The Hogarth and Gekiga exhibitions are prominently displayed on the home page of the website, leaflet and on the banner in the window and we try to make it clear to people what is on show before they visit. Many children find our exhibition trails enjoyable so... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

For some reason I had confused another (larger) cartoon museum with this one. Hence when going in we were a bit disappointed to find out we were in the wrong place. After looking around though, we found out that all the cartoons in the museum were not just for amusement but were to inform people reading it of what was... More 

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

We are so glad that even though the museum was different to what you expected you still got a lot out of your visit. Yes, the children you saw doing the activity were doing the trail we produce for our young visitors. Lots of cartoons are created for adults but it's sometimes surprising how much children enjoy looking at interesting,... More 

High wycombe
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144 reviews 144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I came thinking it going to be a good museum I paid 5.00 pounds. The museum has hogarth to the present day. There also temporary exhibitions I think I miss it there 2 floors. I spend only 10 mins here. I found it a bit boring sorry guys. Would I come back again? No

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