The Cartoon Museum is governed by a registered educational charity called the Cartoon Art Trust; it is open daily and has people visiting its temporary exhibitions and permanent displays on British Cartoons, Caricature, Comics, Cartoon Strips and Animation. As well as the galleries displaying art, we have regular visits from schools and run a programme of cartooning and animation workshops during the school holidays for children. We regularly host evening events such as talks by cartoonists and occasionally run cartoon courses for adults. We have a great little shop selling books, postcards, greetings cards, prints & posters and similar items, and a reference library that is available to view by appointment, and a membership group called the Friends of the Cartoon Museum who help to support the museum.
The museum cannot survive without the help of volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of the museum. Volunteers play a key role in the running of the museum and are able to assist primarily in gallery and shop work, but also to assist in exhibitions, workshops and events. We change our temporary exhibition every three months. Past exhibitions have included the Dandy, H.M.Bateman, Ronald Searle, Fougasse, Steve Bell, Viz, Doctor Who, war cartoons and many more.