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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Not just the funnies

Fascinating collection of cartoons, especially the political ones form WW2. Not what I expected, but a great, if small collection. Good for an hour or two of exploration, just a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Unless you like Alice in Wonderland this is a omplete waste of time and money. 7 pounds admission a joke. Hardly mentions any popular cartoons, only The Beano. Very disappointing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fascinating collection of cartoons, especially the political ones form WW2. Not what I expected, but a great, if small collection. Good for an hour or two of exploration, just a short walk for eth British Museum

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely little museum, with special themed exhibitions like Alice in Wonderland. I had a good laugh. Good shop with plenty of funny gifts.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

So I went to this place cause it was free thanks to the London Pass and it was only a block away from the British Museum. I did like the current exhibit about Alice in Wonderland. Unless you are a hard core British cartoon fan or have the London Pass then not sure I would pay to see it. But... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Cartoon Museum is really quite small and, as others have noted, relatively costly - especially when compared to its Big neighbour the British Museum! So it's wise to check what the temporary exhibition is, and to try and time your visit with one you're interested in. The current (15 July to 1 November 2015) one is "Alice in Cartoonland",... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Though the museum is small in area there are over 230 original cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation cels on show - we pack a lot into a small space. Yes, it is mostly British cartoons and comics but we never cease to be surprised and pleased at how many of our overseas visitors really... More 

Kyiv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited museum 2 times, 10th and 17th of July. Temporary exhibitions are definitely worth visiting, both WWII cartoons and Alice in Wonderland were very interesting. Museum bookstore also worth to visit, as some really nice books on drawing, comics and art in general could be found there.

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belfast
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum was a disappointment. It was smaller than I expected and very much for the aficionado. There was an exhibition on, which took up most of the gallery space, and unless it was of particular interest to you it could be quite boring. The few people viewing looked as if they were staring at exhibits for longer than necessary... More 

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

We're sorry that you didn't get more out of your visit. Many of the pictures are contextualised with labels which provide information about the artist/event or characters depicted and many people feel this adds to their enjoyment of the pictures so they spend longer looking at them. An average visit usually lasts between 45-90 minutes, though some people stay longer.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Came here with the family not knowing what to expect. The current exhibition was extremely interesting and well laid out. The other cartoon exhibits were all interesting and enjoyable. Good stop for family with kids.

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

WWI Cartoon Exhibit was excellent at the Cartoon Museum. We loved that this place was small.This museum is a hidden gem not far from the British Museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Not quite what I expected. The collection itself is not bad but it isn't anything extraordinary. The building is somehow neglected. I'm glad the Museum is included in my art pass, I'd have been even more disappointed if I had paid the entrance fee. I don't think it is worth the money.

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

We're sorry that you found your visit disappointing. Perhaps the theme of our current temporary exhibition was not for you. Our exhibitions change regularly and as an Art Fund member you are always able to pop back. We are happy to say that we have many Art Fund members who are regular visitors. As regards the building: the museum rents... More 

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Additional Information about The Cartoon Museum

Address: 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH, England
Phone Number: 020-7580 8155
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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