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Address: John Champion Way | Off Hogbin Drive at Racecourse Roundabout, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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+61 2 6651 7343
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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An amazing gallery set in a WW11 bunker.

It has bright and modern displays of work by Australian cartoonists. Very proffessionally presented and curated with changing exhibitions of amusing works. Well worth a visit to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitehavengirl43
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has bright and modern displays of work by Australian cartoonists. Very proffessionally presented and curated with changing exhibitions of amusing works. Well worth a visit to see something different.

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Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it and hope you will return More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a World War 2 bunker and was turned into a cartoon gallery. Lots of cartoon to see and friendly staff. It is not a big place but good for all the family to see.

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Thank John W
Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review John, we love to hear about happy visitors! More 

Toowoomba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The boys of the family were very happy with their visit to the cartoon gallery! The history was interesting and lots of fun facts.

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Thank you for this feedback. We hope to see you again when you next visit Coffs Harbour. More 

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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Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this review

I will pass your comments on to the volunteers thank you Paul and thank you for your review. More 

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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Margaret C, Manager at Bunker Cartoon Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you Robert, you might be pleased to know that the Bald Archies are returning this year, commencing on 19th May, hope you might be able to make it here again. In the meantime, we are excited to announce that The Phantom Art Show is coming to town, from 10th March to 14th May so another reason to visit us... More 

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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1 Thank Jane S
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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