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63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 3AE
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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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 £86  24% 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 £116  26% 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  29% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
Welcoming hotel in historic Bloomsbury offering comfortable, stylish rooms with cityscape views and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves a superb menu ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 3 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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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
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The Cartoon Museum, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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The Cartoon Museum, 28 Old Compton Street, W1D | 7 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
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30 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
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Konaki
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5 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
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42 New Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Cartoon Museum
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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h Club London
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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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
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1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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Flight Club Bloomsbury
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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
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Cartoon Museum
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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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