On 23rd February 2006 London's first cartoon museum opened to the public. Situated at 35 Little Russell Street, a stone's throw from The British Museum, The Cartoon Museum exhibits the very finest examples of British cartoons, caricature, and comic art from the 18th century to the present day.
Click on the link below to find out the Winners of our 'Young Cartoonist of Year Award 2012' - announced at the 18th Annual Cartoon Trust Awards at the Mall Galleries on the 3rd of December 2012.
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*Some highlights from this unique Museum
** Rare and original artwork on loan from The Beano, the Dandy,
and Topper including The Bash Street Kids, Roger the Dodger, Billy
the Whizz, Desperate Dan, Beryl the Peril and of course Dennis
* Classic works by Gillray including The Plum Pudding and, John
Bull - taking a luncheon, and The Zenith of French Glory.
* Cartoons in 3D including Gerald Scarfe¹s memorable Chairman
Mao, Scarfe's caricatured original leather armchair from 1971.
* Great joke cartoons by Larry, Kipper Williams, Tony Husband,
Nick Newman and many more.
* Emett¹s working ‘Fairway Birdie’ (made by this
eccentric cartoonist whose wacky contraptions appeared in Chitty
Bang Bang, and at The Festival of Britain.)
* Classic war cartoons including Sir David Low¹s ‘All
Behind you, Winston’, and Bruce Bairnsfather¹s, ‘If
you know a better ‘Ole...’
* Colour mural painted by top cartoonists including Steve Bell,
Dave Brown, Martin Rowson, Peter Brookes, Chris Riddell, MAC and
*Annual cover drawings by Carl Giles featuring the Giles family
and his immortal Granny.
* A Museum shop packed with books, prints, cards and cartoon ephemera,
and a Young Artists¹ Gallery with facilities for drawing and
learning about cartoons, children¹s and adult cartooning,
animation classes and family fun days.
* The 3000 books in The Heneage Library, will be available, by
appointment, for browsing and research as well as a dedicated comics
...............and over 250 original cartoons over two floors
See Events page for Beano and Dandy Children's Activities.