Toy Tales @ The Cartoon Museum (7 July – 5 September)

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Now we know some exhibitions at museums can be really boring! So how about one that is all about your favourite cartoon characters, such as Bob the Builder, Danger Mouse, Morph, Noggin the Nog, the Pogles, Roobarb, the Snowman, Peppa Pig and Wallace and Gromit?

The Cartoon Museum has a great exhibit on right now called ‘Toy Tales’, which features some of the most popular animated children’s programmes produced in Britain over the last fifty years. Watched by generations of children – and adults – these animated characters retain the power to entertain and enchant long after they first appeared.

The exhibition has something for both children and parents. There are over 100 items on show including drawn backgrounds and cut-outs, models, posters, animation cels and even a Clangers set. It even provides insights into the creative process of animation including scripts, storyboards,  as well as clips from the various films.

These characters and tales have become treasured icons of British culture enjoyed by generations of children and stay in our imaginations and affections long after we have grown up.

For more information visit

7 July – 5 September

Adults – £5.50
Under-18s – Free

25 Little Russell Street, WC1
(Near Tottenham Court Road Tube Station)