It was founded by the artist Eric Lapinski in 1978 on the site of the former house of a gardener in the palace of Primate.
He presented the museum with his own collection of cartoons and his archive.
The collection consists of drawings, portraits and engravings.
Most of the drawings are works of Polish caricaturists, among whom Kazimir Sikhulsky is the main one.
In recent years, the museum also collected a large collection of foreign cartoons.
Since 1978, more than 300 exhibitions have been held in the premises of the Museum or in other Polish cities, as well as over 50 abroad.
The collection of the Museum has about 25 000 works, first of all, drawings, but also drawings, paintings and sculptures of famous Polish and foreign authors, since the XVIII century. The museum conducts wide educational and popularization work among young people and in the mass media.