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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 #459 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Interesting exhibition currently running on WW1. This museum is bijou, nevertheless, worth a visit to see brilliant original sketches and history of comics, etc. Very close to the British Museum so could tie-in both.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Yet another interesting exhibition at this museum. Always enjoy visiting the Cartoon Museum, and always find some unique presents in the shop. I don't think I'll be able to make the forthcoming Hogarth exhibition, which is a real shame as I really wanted to see it.

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed the WW1 exhibition, and sorry to hear you won't be able to make it to the Hogarth. We have lots of good stuff coming up though, so will hopefully welcome you back soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited while the WWI exhibit was on, and I'd really recommend it for anyone with an interest in WWI. There were cartoons created for so many different purposes in relation to the war and both by those on the home front and by the soldiers on the front line - seeing the collection will give you an interesting insight... More

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

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it and found it informative. More

San Francisco, California
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43 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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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144 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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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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