Visit any of these famous cartoon museums which has over 5000 books and 4000 comics and also display over 5000+ original cartoons and prints in these museum of cartoon.
In our previous article where we discussed some of the famous cartoonist in the world whom their whole life was engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing the arts, or demonstrating an art.
This article talks about cartoon museums for kids near me but before we start let’s look at what museum is all about
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What’s A Museum ?
A museum is a building or institution that cares for and displays a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.
Many public museums make these items available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary.
The largest museums are located in major cities throughout the world, while thousands of local museums exist in smaller cities, towns, and rural areas.
Museums have varying aims, ranging from the conservation and documentation of their collection, serving researchers and specialists to catering to the general public.
The goal of serving researchers is not only scientific, but intended to serve the general public.
Famous Cartoon Museum / Museums Of Cartoon
• The Cartoon Museum
The Cartoon Museum is a London museum for British cartoons, caricatures and comic strips, owned and operated by the Cartoon Art Trust (Registered Charity 327 978).
It has a library of over 5,000 books and 4,000 comics. The museum issues catalogues and features a changing display of over 250 exhibits from its collection of over 4,000 original cartoons and prints.
The museum is “dedicated to preserving the best of British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation, and to establishing a museum with a gallery, archives and innovative exhibitions to make the creativity of cartoon art past and present, accessible to all for the purposes of education, research and enjoyment.
• Cartoon Art Museum (CAM)
The Cartoon Art Museum (CAM) is a California art museum that specializes in the art of comics and cartoons.
It is the only museum in the Western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of all forms of cartoon art.
The permanent collection features some 7,000 pieces as of 2015, including original animation cels, comic book pages and sculptures.
Until September 2015, the museum was located in the Yerba Buena Gardens cultural district of San Francisco, in the South of Market neighborhood.
It reopened in October 2017, in a new location in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco.
• National Cartoon Museum
The National Cartoon Museum was an American museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of cartoons, comic strips and animation. It was the brainchild of Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey.
The museum opened in 1974, went through several name changes, relocations, and temporary closures, before finally closing for good in 2002.
Originally known as the Museum of Cartoon Art in 1974, the name was changed to the National Cartoon Museum when it moved to Boca Raton, Florida in 1992.
In 1996, it became the International Museum of Cartoon Art.
In June 2008, Walker’s collection was merged with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, affiliated with Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
• Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) is a not-for-profit arts organization and former museum in New York City devoted to comic books, comic strips and other forms of cartoon art.
MoCCA sponsored events ranging from book openings to educational programs in New York City schools, and hosted classes, workshops and lectures.
MoCCA was perhaps best known for its annual small-press comic convention, known as MoCCA Fest, first held in 2002.
• Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is a research library of American cartoons and comic art affiliated with the Ohio State University library system in Columbus, Ohio.
Formerly known as the Cartoon Research Library and the Cartoon Library & Museum, it holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive academic research facility documenting and displaying original and printed comic strips, editorial cartoons, and cartoon art.
The cartoon museum is named after the Ohio cartoonist Billy Ireland.
Covering comic books, daily strips, Sunday strips, editorial cartoons, graphic novels, magazine cartoons, and sports cartoons, the collection includes 450,000 original cartoons, 36,000 books, 51,000 serial titles, and 3,000 feet (910 m) of manuscript materials, plus 2.5 million comic strip clippings and tear sheets.
• Cartoonmuseum Basel
Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum and centre of excellence in Switzerland devoted exclusively to the art of narrative drawing, be it in comics, graphic novels, comics reportage, cartoons, satirical drawings or animated films.
It collects individual works, curates exhibitions and shares knowledge about the genre.
The museum contributes to the debate about the art of narrative drawing, and about the social and political issues it addresses.
The museum possesses a substantial collection of over 10,000 original drawings by renowned national and international artists.
The museum’s focus lies on curated exhibitions displaying the works of a single artist or illustrating a specific theme.
The exhibitions are supplemented by a wide range of art-education activities, such as guided tours, workshops and talks.
A museum library contains primary and secondary literature on the caricature, cartoon and comic, and presents a broad spectrum of popular and alternative culture and subculture.
The museum shop offers a wide range of postcards, selected monographs, cartoon books and comic books, adapted to suit the respective exhibition.
• British Cartoon Archive Museum
(BCA) is a department of the University of Kent, at Canterbury in Kent, England, and holds the national collection of political and social-comment cartoons from British newspapers and magazines.
Created in 1973, the BCA collection includes 130,000 original drawings by 350 different cartoonists, plus some 90,000 cuttings, and a library of books and magazines.
Its website at gives free access to its holdings, including a fully searchable catalogue of 140,000 cartoon images.
You can visit any of these cartoon museums near you to explore a real art and the best comic books.