The Cartoon Museum  

 
 
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63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 3AE
 
 
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Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.30am-5.30pm, Thu 10.30am-8pm, Sun 12noon-4pm | Mon Closed
 
PRICES
£8 (Adults), £5 (Concessions), £3 (Students), FREE (Under 18s)
 

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The Cartoon MuseumCombining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, the museum found a new home in 2019, moving to Wells Street in Fitzrovia. Following a £1 million re-fit, the venue now has two main gallery areas, a Clore Learning Studio and a destination shop. The playful interiors feature cartoony smashed windows, desks with feet, tiger-striped flooring and a stairwell decorated with icons from over a century of cartoon characters. The displays themselves have also been reinvigorated with space for a permanent collection and regularly changing exhibitions displaying works by more than 300 artists. Visitors can see everything from Hogarth prints to Gerald Scarfe's illustrations as well as more than a century's worth of British comics with original artwork from The Dandy, The Beezer, Judy and Watchmen. The place is positively brimming with cartoons, caricatures and comics, guaranteed to keep you sniggering throughout your visit.

 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £122  40% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
Elegant hotel in historic Bloomsbury offering comfortable, stylish rooms with cityscape views, and free high- speed W-iFi on unlimited devices. The exclusive 7th Floor gives extra ... More
 
 
 
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97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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The Montague on the Gardens
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Flight Club Bloomsbury
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The Congress Centre
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23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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Gillian Lynne Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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Fortune Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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Hidden London: The Exhibition
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London Transport Museum 8 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 8 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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The Play That Goes Wrong
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Duchess Theatre 9 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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Adelphi Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

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Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

National Gallery 12 minutes walk from The Cartoon Museum

A group exhibition exploring complex theological ideas and depictions of sinful everyday behaviour including works across the centuries by Bruegel, ...More

 
 
 
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