House of Illustration

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House of Illustration

The House of Illustration was founded by illustration extraordinaire, Sir Quentin Blake in 2014. It’s the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to illustration and the graphic arts and alongside exhibitions, the space hosts talks, events and an extensive learning programme delivered by professional illustrators.


Venue name: House of Illustration
Address: 2 Granary Square
Transport: Tube: Kings Cross St Pancras
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  • Exhibitions Until Sunday May 13 2018
  • Exhibitions Until Sunday April 29 2018
  • Exhibitions Friday May 25 2018 - Sunday September 23 2018

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Small enough to be intimate, and thoughtfully curated in a way that shows a real love of illustration. 


This small creative space looks so much bigger from the outside, however the scale of the exhibition space suits the subject matter perfectly. Quaint rooms, with 10-20 displays allow your eyes to stay focused on the amazing art form in front of you. 

I have been here to see various exhibitions, but the museum's amazing newsletter definitely keeps me coming back. (sign up now, you won't regret it!) 

Not only are their exhibitions well thought out and educational, most of the time even eye opening, but they also have a huge selection of community projects allowing young (and not so young) creatives stretch their illustration muscles and think outside the box for a Saturday afternoon. 

I'm very excited to see what is coming up next from the House of Illustration. 


What a brilliant surprise this gallery was. I went for the Comics Creatrix exhibition,which I thoroughly enjoyed. A small gallery with a great feel to it. The staff were lovely and informative and it has a really good gift shop! I will be keeping an eye on this place for more exhibitions,I can see they have an eye for the great and unusual. 


Visited for the first time last week and was completely charmed. This new and fairly diminutive museum is currently showing an exhibition of Ladybird books. Colourful and well-curated, with a great gift shop. It does come with a £7 price tag (without gift aid), so you need to be fairly interested in the subject matter. Would make a great day out coupled with a stroll along the canal, and lunch at nearby Grain Store.