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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

1858 Neil Ave, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1286
+1 614-292-6154
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Cute, Free Museum

I've never looked at original drawings of cartoons in a museum before. I also love the fact that... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Kayla G
great way to combine education, art and humor

I've been to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on the Ohio State University campus several... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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1858 Neil Ave, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1286
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

I've never looked at original drawings of cartoons in a museum before. I also love the fact that two of the exhibit rooms change from time to time so every couple months, there is something new to see. If you like cartoons and artistry, this...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I've been to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on the Ohio State University campus several times. It is a under appreciated gem! They put on about 3 topic-specific displays a year. Some are of political material, some artist specific and some illustrate the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I love comics and artistry shown in the original drawings. Billy Ireland finds the right balance of intellect without being stuffy. I have never been disappointed.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We visited here in search of cartoons by my grandfather who was a noted and successful sports cartoonist for over 40 years. When we did not find any of his on display we spoke with one of the archivists who investigated and found his cartoons...More

4  Thank Susan O
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have visited multiple times. I like to bring visitors here because it is a national treasure for cartoons. Come here to see the history of comics, funny papers, editorial commentary. Multiple galleries and a library; comfortable and spacious. Located on the Oval,near the Ohio...More

3  Thank aventureuxOhio
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Great place to visit when you are on The Ohio State University campus. We're both grads and remember the days when there were cartoon collections that weren't open to the public. Now this museum offers unsurpassed views of both the work of recent cartoonists and...More

2  Thank RonL40
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The museum is in Sullivant Hall of The Ohio State University. I went on a Saturday during the Parents and Family weekend (my son attends OSU). I’ve been here a couple of times. It’s a real enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. It’s...More

2  Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Two rooms and a hallway comprise this museum of mirth and politics. You know, cartoons are either political or funny. The museum has permanent exhibits and ones that change throughout the year. Depending on your level of interest, you can spend as much time as...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stopped here while driving through Columbus. We expected to see a few things, but the collection was really impressive. They also have a couple of galleries that are changed out a few times a year. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed reading the comics displayed, some were even back from 1906. Very easy access after parking the SOuth Union Garage, but only took us about 40 min, so make sure you have something else to do in the area.

Thank Octobersky69
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