From colorful murals to political caricatures or classic comics, London’s Cartoon Museum is bursting with the best of British cartoons. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 1,700 original cartoons, comics, caricatures, and animations, dating from the 18th-century to the present day, plus a library filled with thousands of books, comics, and graphic novels.
Highlights include works by classic British artists like Hogarth, James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson; Victorian cartoonists including John Leech and George Cruikshank; and other big names including H.M. Bateman, William Heath Robinson, Steve Bell, Pont, Gerald Scarfe, and Ronald Searle. Whatever your tastes, the nostalgic exhibits have something for everyone, with works from Private Eye, The Beano, Dennis the Menace, Dan Dare, Viz, and V for Vendetta; interactive activities and workshops for all ages; and a gift shop filled with unique souvenirs.
The Cartoon Museum is located on Little Russell Street, close to the British Museum, and the nearest tube station is Russell Square. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 5:30pm, and adult admission is £7. Admission is free with the London Pass.