London – The Cartoon Museum

Britain has always had a premier position in the world of cartoon social commentary and wry humor, as exhibited in Punch magazine.

The Cartoon Museum in London exhibits the very finest examples of British cartoons, caricature and comic art from the 18th century, forward. There is also a shop, an archive and a reference library at the museum which is near the Bloomsbury university district and the British Museum.

The Cartoon Museum in London opened in 2006 to show exhibits the finest examples of British cartoons and the current exhibition, which closes November 1, 2009 is about famous “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” movie’s actual fantastic inventor, Rowland Emett.

The exhibition, titled “Engines of Enchantment: the machines and cartoons of Rowland Emett” highlights the work of this famous man who was honored as:

‘A nostalgic-romantic artist, humorist, social commentator, engineer’.
Time Magazine

His whimsical machines will delight you; four from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” are included, and the many cartoons of even more wondrous contraptions and commentary will delight you. Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons, chose ‘The Cartoons of Rowland Emett’ as one of his favorite top 100 things in the world.

Quite possibly you will too.

Tuesday-Saturday: 10.30am-5.30pm
Sunday: 12pm-5.30pm
(Last admission: 5.15pm)
Monday: Closed
£5.50 Free with LondonPass.
Students £3
Children Under 18, Art Fund members and The Cartoon Museum members: Free
Much of the museum is handicap accessible.

35 Little Russell St
London, WC1A 2HH
Telephone: +44 20 75808155
Nearest stations: Tottenham Court Road or Holborn

There is also a section for children to try their hand and workshops are offered, too. Visit the Young Artists’ Gallery with its facilities for drawing and learning about cartoons; childrens’ and adults’ cartooning or animation classes and its family fun days.

Have fun!

The Cartoon Museum London, Part 2

The Cartoon Museum, London – current and past exhibitions!

©2009 mystic at Travel Vacation Review

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