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House of Illustration

2 Granary Square
Kings Cross
Visitor Info

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Closed on Mondays

Our galleries and shop are all on the ground floor and are fully wheelchair-accessible, with lift access to our workshop space and accessible toilets. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome. Please call 020 3696 2020 with any questions.

Your ticket admits you to all three galleries.
Adult £8.25*
Concession £5.50*
Children (5-18, under 5s go free!) £4.40*
Family (up to 2 adults +3 children) £19.80*
Groups (10 people or more) 10% discount
National Art Pass 50% discount
*Price includes voluntary Gift Aid donation.

Take home exclusive exhibition merchandise or pop in to browse our hand-picked range of books, cards, limited edition prints and gifts.

Hire House of Illustration
Our home is a beautiful 19th century building designed by Lewis Cubitt.
It’s a perfect space for receptions, dinners, conferences, away days and workshops in the heart of King’s Cross. Contact Valentina Zunino on 020 3696 2020.

House of Illustration is the UK's first public gallery dedicated to illustration as an art form. A registered charity founded by Sir Quentin Blake, we run a creative programme of exhibitions and events, support emerging talent by commissioning new work and run a pioneering learning programme.

In 2017, ten exhibitions across our three galleries will explore fashion, fetishism, anime, architecture, gentrification, children's illustration and more. They include work from our Illustrators in Residence and our fourth commissioned exhibition of original work.

On now:

Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan
Until 10 September 2017

The first UK exhibition of architectural illustrations for classic anime films, including Ghost in the Shell.

"Fans of the Scarlett Johansson-starring blockbuster Ghost in the Shell have a treat waiting at House of Illustration." Evening Standard 


Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan


Jacqueline Ayer: Drawing on Thailand
17 June until 22 October 2017

The ground-breaking illustrator, designer and entrepreneur who helped define Thailand's global identity.

Little Sister Thinking, credit: Jacqueline Ayer

Quentin Blake: The Life of Birds
Until 1 October 2017

The first exhibition uncovering Quentin Blake’s personal drawings of birds

"A rare chance to see a selection of original drawings by Blake and enjoy a tightly-focused exhibition dedicated to one of his most rewarding subjects" Creative Review.

"Brilliantly quirky ornithology and a 'kindly but penetrating' commentary on the human condition” The Telegraph


Apercus Profonds by Quentin Blake