London Cartoon Museum

By Rob Last edited 156 months ago
London Cartoon Museum

If you hadn't noticed cartoons are big news right now.

And while no one's accusing the people behind London's very first Cartoon Museum of orchestrating the recent controversy as a bit of free publicity, they couldn't really have picked a better time to open their doors.

We're pretty sure the Cartoon Museum will continue to do brisk business once all the current trouble has died down though. Punters will have 4,000 square feet of graphic-related goodness to sort through, including 3,000 books and 1,200 images from over three centuries. That's a lot of cartoon action. And it's not just politcial cartoons on offer, the museum will also cater for the geek market with "graphic novels, comics and posters".

Just a word of caution though: if, on your visit, you spot a tall black guy, dressed in purple and walking with a cane, run for your life!

The Cartoon Museum is being opened on Wednesday by the Duke of Edinburgh (should be funny), and is located on Little Russell Street.

Last Updated 20 February 2006