Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Cartoon Museum - Touring Tuesday - Museum Mile

I'm continuing my journey along the Museum Mile.  Read the summary of my visits here.

Information posted near the entrance indicates that photos of specific pieces is not allowed due to copyright.  However, it was permissible to take photos of the gallery as a whole.  When I attempted to take a photo of the gallery as a whole to share with my fine readers, a museum volunteer apparated at my side.  She thought it was important to remind me of the museum policy.  In a sugary sweet manner, I clarified that I was allowed to take photos of the gallery as a whole.  


The museum is small but jam-packed with cartoons.  However, the cartoons are not what you think; the current exhibit is Never Again! WWI in Cartoon & Comic Art.  They displayed political cartoons written for the big newspapers and those drawn by soldiers on the front line.  Upstairs had a few recognizable characters, but the main focus of the museum is the current exhibit.  

Maybe I'll give the museum volunteer credit on 
this one, it might be a bit close.

The small upstairs had a classroom, which had how to draw cartoon posters on the wall.  I could see this as a fun school trip.  Overall my visit to this museum was underwhelming. I'm not sure if it was the topic of the main exhibit, or if I'm just not into this medium.  That's just my opinion as I paid £7 admission.

The Cartoon Museum charges £7 for adult admission and children are free.  It is open Monday-Saturday from 10:30am-5:30pm and Sunday from noon-5:30pm.  The Cartoon Museum is tucked away on Little Russell Street, not far from Holborn Underground and Tottenham Court Road Underground (both have the Piccadilly & Central Lines).     

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