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CUMING MUSEUM

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CUMING MUSEUM
Old Walworth Town Hall
151 Walworth Road
London SE17 1RY
United Kingdom
Venue Type: Museum


QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.
Phone
020 7525 2332
Fax
020 7525 2345
Cost
FREE
DESCRIPTION

The Cuming Museum is the home of the worldwide collection of the Cuming Family and the museum of Southwark's history. It houses a diverse collection that includes archaeology, ethnography, social history and natural history. A mix of permanent and changing exhibitions tells the story of the Cuming family and the history of Southwark, from Roman times to the diverse communities of today.

Opened to the public in 1906, the Cuming Museum is the result of over 100 years of collecting by father and son, Richard and Henry Cuming.

The museum is divided into three sections

  • the first gallery tells the story of the Cuming family and their collection
  • the second gallery focuses on the history of Southwark and is split into three areas, settling here, a place to visit and world connections - the Southwark gallery looks at the people who have lived and worked here from Roman times to today
  • the third gallery in the museum is the temporary exhibition gallery - our exhibitions change every four to six months.

The three galleries at the Cuming Museum contain a variety of hands on activities for younger visitors, including craft activities, trails, games and costumes to try on.