The Cartoon Museum

 
 
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35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2HH
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10.30am-5.30pm inc Bank Holidays, Sun 12noon-5.30pm
 
PRICES
£7 (Adults), £5.50 (Concessions), £3 (Students), FREE (Under 18s)
 

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The Cartoon MuseumCombining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on loan from The Beano, The Dandy and Topper, The Cartoon Museum is a place for reminiscing over childhood favourites whilst contemplating cartooning controversies of recent years. Hogarth prints, classic works by Gillray, and 3D cartoons including Gerald Scarfe's Chairman Mao, help chart the progression of this popular art-form in Britain from the 18th century onwards. This place is positively brimming with cartoons, caricatures and comics, guaranteed to keep you sniggering throughout your visit. Don't miss the colour mural painted by top cartoonists including Steve Bell. Workshops and a huge library of over 3,000 books complete the (exceptionally well-penned) picture.

 

The Cartoon Museum events

 
Magic, March Hares and Mad HattersMagic, March Hares and Mad Hatters2015-07-31T18:00:00+01002015-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Cartoon Museum, 35  Little Russell Street      WC1A 2HH
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Magic, March Hares and Mad Hatters
Alice In CartoonlandAlice In CartoonlandAlice In CartoonlandThe Cartoon Museum continues the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Alice in Cartoonland, looking at how artists have portrayed the heroine and the curious creatures from Lewis Carroll's topsy-turvy world over the years. When Carroll was seeking an illustrator for Alice he chose John Tenniel, the leading 2015-09-30T18:30:00+01002015-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Cartoon Museum, 35  Little Russell Street      WC1A 2HH
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  15th July to 1st November 2015
The Cartoon Museum continues the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with Alice in Cartoonland, looking at how artists have portrayed the heroine and the curious creatures from Lewis Carroll's topsy-turvy world over the years. When Carroll was seeking an illustrator for Alice he chose John Tenniel, the leading ... More about this event
 
Madhatting: Hat Making WorkshopMadhatting: Hat Making WorkshopJoin the Cartoon Museum and Petersham's Millinery for an evening of Alice in Wonderland-themed hat making. We will supply all you need to make a ready-to-wear fascinator.2015-10-07T18:30:00+01002015-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Cartoon Museum, 35  Little Russell Street      WC1A 2HH
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Madhatting: Hat Making Workshop
A Taste of GillrayA Taste of Gillray2015-11-26T18:30:00+00002015-11-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Cartoon Museum, 35  Little Russell Street      WC1A 2HH
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A Taste of Gillray
 

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Opening and closing times for The Cartoon Museum

Today (Thursday) The Cartoon Museum closes at 17.30

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17.30
 
 

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10.30
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17.30
 
 

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17.30
 
 

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LondonTown.com - The Cartoon Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Holborn NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  33% off
    Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
    Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £88  34% off
    9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
    Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
     
     
     
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  32% off
    97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
     
     
     
     
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    British Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
     
     
     
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    The Wiener Library
    London > Attractions > Museums
    29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
     
     
     
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    Sir John Soane's Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
     
     
     
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    Victoria House
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
     
     
     
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    Architectural Association School Of Architecture
    London > Attractions > House and Garden
    36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    The Architectural Association School of Architecture, the UK's oldest school of architecture, was originally set up in 1847 and moved to Bedford Square in 1917. Set ... More
     
     
     
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    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 9 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
     
     
     
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    The Painkiller
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 10 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More
     
     
     
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    Shaftesbury Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
     
     
     
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    Dominion Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
     
     
     
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    Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
     
     
     
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    James Smith & Sons
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
    James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
     
     
     
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    London Review Bookshop
    London > Shopping > Books
    14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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    Pizza Express
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    30 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
    Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
     
     
     
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    Konaki
    London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
    5 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
    Greek cuisine ... More
     
     
     
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    Savoir Faire
    London > Restaurants > International restaurants
    42 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
     
     
     
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    The Method Studio
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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    London > Leisure > Activities
    Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hospital Club
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
     
     
     
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    Phoenix Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
     
     
     
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    The Princess Louise
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
     
     
     
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    Philomena's Irish Bar
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
     
     
     
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    Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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    The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
     
     
     
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    The American Bar at The Savoy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
     
     
     
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    Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
     
     
     
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    British Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
     
     
     
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    The Congress Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
    Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
     
     
     
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    Sir John Soane's Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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    Bonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of Napoleon
    Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    This exhibition will focus on the printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon Bonaparte, on both sides of the ...More

    Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation
    Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd August 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    Indigenous Australia at the British Museum is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the history of both ...More

     
    Gender And Native American Art: Talk
    Exhibitions | On 30th July 2015 

    British Museum 2 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    A 45-minute talk by Max Carocci....More

    Memphis The Musical
    Memphis The Musical
    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015 

    Shaftesbury Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

     
    Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
    Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
    Dance | Until 5th September 2015 

    Dominion Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic ...More

     
    Epicurean Events - St Giles-In-The-Fields
    Leisure | Until 30th July 2015 

    St-Giles-In-The-Fields 4 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    Epicurean Events hosts this twice a week lunchtime streetfood event right in the hub of London's West End, Tottenham Court ...More

    Club Tropicana
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th September 2015 

    Guanabara 4 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    Guests and residents spin Latin, with live act, percussionist Basil and dance demonstrations....More

    War Horse
    War Horse
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    New London Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

     
    The Luck Of Eden Hall
    Concerts | On 30th July 2015 

    12 Bar Club 4 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    The Chicago-based quartet plays its psychedelic rock material. With support from Crayola Lectern, Emily & Angeline, Mark And The Clouds, ...More

    Art & Cuisine Celebrations
    Exhibitions | Until 15th August 2015 

    Moti Mahal 5 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

    For the 10 year celebration of Moti Mahal they are producing three menus inspired by prestigious paintings by Paresh Maity, ...More

     
     
     
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