Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum in London is a museum dedicated to British cartoons, caricatures and the world of animation.

The Cartoon Museum was opened by Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on February 23, 2006 in Little Russel Street, in the heart of London. Twelve years later, in 2018, that location was closed. The Museum moved to 36 Wells Street in July 2019.

The Museum actively organizes temporary exhibitions and displays featuring works by well-known professionals in the field, including: Mike Williams, Ronald Searle, Pont, Fougasse, Rowland Emett, The Beano and The Dandy, Mel Calman, Viz, Alice in Sunderland (Bryan Talbot) , Robert Dighton, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Spitting Image. Cartoons from private London clubs were also exhibited. The museum, in addition to temporary exhibitions, is also an advocate of an important educational program for schools and children.

Each year the Cartoon Art Trust, which manages the Cartoon Museum, hosts the Cartoon Art Trust Awards, awarding two main prizes: a Young Cartoonist of the Year award and a Lifetime Achievement Award to an artist who has made a significant contribution to British comics. . Past winners include Ronald Searle, David Levine, Trog, Fluck and Law, Norman Thelwell, Frank Dickens, David Langdon, Gerald Scarfe, Leo Baxendale and Bill Tidy. The Pont Award is also awarded to a cartoonist whose drawings reflect "The British Character". Among those who finished first in this category, we remember: Norman Thelwell, MAC, Michael Heath, Sue McCartney-Snape and Tony Husband.

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63 Wells Street
W1A 3AE London


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