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About the Cartoon Museum

A modest sized museum that focuses on the comic and cartoon.

It has a permanent gallery of cartoon prints, mostly Georgian and Victorian political satires.

There is then a rotating series of displays which change several times a year focusing on either a specific artist, or a genre of comics.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Cartoon Museum,
63 Wells Street,

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Cartoon Museum

The nearest station is Oxford Circus which is 0.2 miles away.

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V for Vendetta exhibition looks behind the mask
V for Vendetta exhibition looks behind the mask

It’s an image that is instantly recognisable, and yet far fewer people who don the Guy Fawkes mask have read the novel that inspired it.

Doctor Who exhibition in central London
Doctor Who exhibition in central London

For a couple of weeks, there’s a small exhibition of book cover artwork related to the Doctor Who books, which have been re-released by their publisher.

Dr Who in Comics – an exhibition
Dr Who in Comics – an exhibition

Dr Who has spawned more than a couple of films, tv spin-off series and gaudy trinkets for collectors – it also created an entire separate storyline in the form of the comic magazine.

The cartoons of Maggie Thatcher
The cartoons of Maggie Thatcher

Wandered along to the Cartoon Museum, which is conveniently close to the much larger British Museum. Like a fusion of the memes though, the Cartoon Museum focuses on British cartoons, going right back to the 18th century.


Recent exhibitions

A display of eighty pages of original artwork from each decade of ‘the galaxy’s greatest comic’.
The exhibition features examples of many well-known cartoon strips from newspapers and magazines from the past 100 years.
This exhibition invites you to step inside the story and characters of one of the world’s most iconic graphic novels: V for Vendetta.

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