The Cartoon Museum
- 35 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HH
- +44 (0)20 7580 8155
- Opening times
- The Cartoon Museum is on the move! The Cartoon Museum is currently closed while it packs up and moves to new premises on Wells Street. We will be reopening in Spring 19.
- It will be opening again in Spring 19.
- Closest station
- Tottenham Court Road, Holborn
The Cartoon Museum is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, promoting and preserving the best of British cartoon and comic art from the 18th century to the present day.
Temporary exhibitions since 2006 have featured Private Eye, William Heath Robinson, Steve Bell, Giles, Pont, H.M. Bateman, Viz Comic, Ronald Searle, The Beano, Ralph Steadman and many other luminaries. At the heart of the museum lies its growing collection of cartoons, caricatures and pages of comic-strip art. The permanent collection also includes works by a number of fine Victorian cartoonists alongside the likes of Pont, Gerald Scarfe, Ronald Searle, Giles, Martin Rowson, Steve Bell and a host of favourites from newspapers and magazines. The upstairs gallery displays original artwork by some of the founding fathers of British comics.
There is also a library of 5,000 books on comics and cartoons which is available for research purposes by appointment.