The London Cartoon Museum preserves the best of British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation. Its purpose is for education, research, and enjoyment.
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The Museum houses a collection of over 750 cartoons and caricatures with changing displays. (All are not on display at the same time.) There is a library of 2500 cartoons and 4000 books available by request. Exhibition catalogues can be purchased at the museum.
Cartoons include rare and original ones such as The Beano, the Dandy, Topper, and Dennis the Menace. There are classic works by Gillray including The Plum Pudding. Joke cartoons and cartoons in 3D add to the collection. There are classic war cartoons and political ones.
The museum has special activities for children including summer cartoon drawing.
London Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell St, London WC1
Near the British Museum
Tel. 020 7580 8155
Open: Mon-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm; Sun, noon-5.30pm
Shop; special events
Web: London Cartoon Museum
Note:The museum entry is small so you have to hunt for it along the street.