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Address: John Champion Way | City Hill Cnr. Hogbin Drive & Albany St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6651 7343
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The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is Australia's only dedicated cartoon gallery....

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 cartoons. The Bunker is also the home of the Coffs Cartoon Collection which consists of over 20,000 cartoons and is 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.

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Great mix of history and humour :)

A great stopover on our coast drive. Helpful and knowledgable staff who took the time to tell us about the history of the bunkers and a great selection of cartoons to put a smile... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 25, 2016
Paul M
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

A great stopover on our coast drive. Helpful and knowledgable staff who took the time to tell us about the history of the bunkers and a great selection of cartoons to put a smile on our faces. Highly recommended..

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

We've visited the Bunker Cartoon Gallery on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed it. Some exhibitions have appealed to us more than others - the recent Bald Archies and David Rowe exhibitions were fabulous and the annual Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition is always superb. Even if the works on display are not entirely your cup of tea,... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

The "Bald Archies" were on display when we visited and were more than worth the $5 entry alone but I believe the displays change from time to time featuring Australia's best cartoonest's. It is well done but not that easy to find so check your map carefully.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Set in a well maintained WWII communications bunker where Australia's arguably greatest Prime minister worked this place has been filled with some of the best art works in the nation. A general focus on Cartoon styled art but much much more, a great place for all.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

There is always something interesting to see in this gallery. Usually very funny cartoons and for school holidays they also hold workshops and our grand children really enjoyed learning how to draw dinosaur cartoons. Also worth viewing the video when you arrive as the history of the place is fascinating.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

Not only did I explore the gallery during their Aliens and Monsters exhibition, I attended one of their adult drawing classes. Staff are all volunteers and this was one of the more interesting galleries for the whole family. Definitely worth seeing. Give yourself about an hour or more to enjoy all its aspects. If you want to keep the kids... More 

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BunkerTeam, Public Relations Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this review

thanks Jane pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Bunker. We endeavour to hold workshops for kids every school holidays and we have some great professional cartoonists who come to us regularly to run the workshops. Hope to see you back at the Bunker. More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the exhibition today celebrating women . Great gift shop . Interesting history of an original bunker built for world war 2

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

One of the few educational attractions open on a Monday in Coffs Harbour (the museum, galleries, marine centre, etc are all closed Monday). I went with 2 home-school girls and the enthusiastic staff showed us a short historical clip of the former use of the bunker and similar features in Coffs Harbour before we entered the main area. It was... More 

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frandoug2, Public Relations Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Jacqui, Thanks for your great review - glad you enjoyed the Bunker and the Zen Pencils exhibition and yes we are open 7 days - 10am - 4pm. Current exhibition till April 3 is Celebrating Women which we put on to mark International Women's Day - wonderful works by 2 amazing women artists. After that we have Aliens &... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit. A WWII bunker that has been converted into a Cartoon Museum. A visit starts with a historical video and then you are free to wander about and chuckle at the exhibited cartoons. The curators are at hand for any questions or just discuss cartoons and local history. A real find.

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

There in early December with a group of friends as part of a day trip we organised, well worth going if not just for the history alone but the cartoons are another thing, I did not realise that way back then the still had a wicked sense of humour, Enjoy Geoff.

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