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Cartoon Museum

Museums, Art and design Fitzrovia
3 out of 5 stars
Cartoon Museum
Photograph: Jim Stephenson

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

The best of British cartoon art is displayed here. The displays start in the early eighteenth century, when high-society types back from the Grand Tour introduced the Italian practice of caricatura to polite company. From Hogarth, it moves through Britain’s cartooning ‘golden age’ (1770-1830) to examples of wartime cartoons, ending up with modern satirists such as Gerald Scarfe and the wonderfully loopy Ralph Steadman. There’s also original 1921 Rupert Bear artwork by Mary Tourtel, Frank Hampson’s Dan Dare, Leo Baxendale’s Bash Street Kids and a painted Asterix cover by that well-known Briton, Albert Uderzo. The museum hosts numerous events and workshops throughout the year; check the website for details.



Address: 63 Wells Street
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
Price: Adult: £8.50; Student: £3; free under 18s
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.30 - 17.30; Thur 10.30 - 20.00; Sun 12.00 - 16.00
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