For animation, satire and playfulness in art visit The Cartoon Museum

Welcome to London’s first ever Cartoon Museum. Explore the impressive history of British comic strips, caricatures and animation in this intimate museum located at Russell Street.

If you’re looking to explore a different side to London, now is your chance. Take an unusual adventure, in this unexpected art gallery, through the colourful and wacky history of British cartoons.

What to expect

The Cartoon Museum‘s constantly changing collections have included original prints from The Beano, Dandy, Viz, Punch Magazine, Splitting Image and all other iconic British cartoons platforms.

Not only will you journey through a visual timeline of animation’s British identity through the years, but you will also learn the history of cartoons and how they interacted with British politics and society – from 18th century onwards. The knowledge provided here about your favourite cartoon/character will leave you awestruck.

Even from just looking at their website at, you can learn gob-smacking facts about the history of cartoons.

Did you know, for example, that the word ‘caricature’ came from the Italian word ‘caricare’ which means to load or exaggerate?


The exhibitions at The Cartoon Museum constantly change throughout the year, as the ‘Pictures from Punch: A 175th Anniversary‘ exhibition starts drawing to a close (ending 22nd of January 2017) the ‘Shock: 40 Years of 2000 A.D.‘ Exhibition is getting ready to show us a fascinating array of animated depictions of the future, from 25th January – 23 April 2017.


If you’re interested to experience this playful cartoon universe, take yourself down to:

The Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell Street

The Cartoon Museum is only 40 minutes away from Hammersmith, the closest tube station to LUMA Concept Hotel London. Great for both kids and adults, a visit to the Cartoon Museum will add a playful experience to your London trip.

Want to find out more?

If you’re interested in visiting The Cartoon Museum, why not check out their website for more information at:

To find out what other fun things you can do in London, check out the rest of our LUMA Concept Hotel London blogs. We give the best advice for anyone staying in our hotel in Hammersmith about all the top attractions to visit.

Booking a stay with LUMA Concept Hotel London ensures great comfort and easy accessibility to London’s best attractions, eateries, shopping hubs and more.

Enjoy your trip to London.

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