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Bunker Cartoon Gallery

John Champion Way | Off Hogbin Drive at Racecourse Roundabout, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
+61 2 6651 7343
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History and comics

A restored WWII bunker, more than 20,000 comics, and the friendliest staff in town! This is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A Library of Cartoons

What a great find off the beaten path. The bunker was used in World War 2 when our east coast was... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
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The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is Australia's only dedicated cartoon gallery. It is housed in a genuine World War 2 underground bunker which was constructed in 1943 as a communications facility for the R.A.A.F. Today it is a quirky exhibition space with regularly changing exhibitions of funny and insightful cartoons from Australian and international cartoonists. The Bunker is also the home of the Annual Rotary Cartoon Awards and holds a collection of more than 23,000 cartoons, one of the largest collections of its type in world. Please note that the Bunker does show the occasional non-cartoon exhibition as part of its commitment to the local community, however there are always some cartoons on show with many more accessible in our catalogues and touch screen display. Favourite cartoons may be purchased at very reasonable prices.
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John Champion Way | Off Hogbin Drive at Racecourse Roundabout, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A restored WWII bunker, more than 20,000 comics, and the friendliest staff in town! This is the largest private cartoon collection in the Southern hemisphere and it truly is heap of fun. On the other hand, the bunker is a chapter of the Pacific war...More

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Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you visited us and that your experience was so enjoyable. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

What a great find off the beaten path. The bunker was used in World War 2 when our east coast was being attacked by the Germans and Japanese. They have a map showing all the ships that were sunk which is a piece of history...More

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Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2018

So pleased you found us and enjoyed the experience! We certainly try to provide plenty for our visitors to see - we are much more than 'just a cartoon gallery' - and hope that we will see you, and your friends, again soon! Thank you...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

A fantastic opportunity to get a giggle. This will keep you entertained for an hour or two. A great way to see our past politics from a cartoonist point of view. Also some great cartoons on our sporting success and failures.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The exhibitions are always changing at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery, so you can visit more than once and not see the same thing. Not only is this a gallery with a difference - it's in a WW2 bunker - it's lots of fun. Nothing boring...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Coffs for almost 10 years but we had never been here. This will definitely not be our last visit. The exhibition was excellent but the highlight of the visit was the wonderful volunteers working there. They were so helpful and so...More

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Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you so much for this lovely tribute to our volunteers. I will make sure to pass it on to all of them, and look forward to seeing lots more of you and your friends!

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

This is a nice concept, but we found that there were way too many political type caricature cartoons on display. Definitely would have enjoyed seeing more cartoons/comic art on display on the walls as opposed to politicians, etc. The location is also quite cool, being...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit to see the history of Coffs harbour and lots of cool, funny artwork. Only $5 entry and the ladies are so friendly and informative :)

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit, and the film explaining the vision and fruition of the project was very good. We were there just prior to the annual competition that allows cartoonists to submit work in a juried show. Consequently, the exhibit was showing the art of...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Interesting to see inside of World War Two bunker and read explanatory material outside the gallery. On our visit the gallery was exhibiting Phantom display which had commenced in New York but artists were mainly Australian. Bunker had been set up to look like Skull...More

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Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you for your feedback – it is always good to get constructive thoughts from visitors. Regarding the collection and access, with 22,000 cartoons, it is difficult to display them in hard copy in a meaningful way, so the current display of folders is the...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

The Cartoon Bunker is a must see for all you Cartoon fans. Anyone with artistic flair will love this place. Books and books on cartoons and with all the volunteers to help you, you could find and strip that your heart desires.

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