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151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 1RY
 
 
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Cuming MuseumThe worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The permanent exhibition at the Cuming Museum, housed in Old Walworth Town Hall, takes up two of the museum's three galleries and includes many strange and wonderful objects and curiosities from a collection amassed between 1780 and 1900. Richard Cuming began collecting when his aunt gave him three fossils and an old Indian coin, his son Henry continued his work and the results were shown to the public in 1906. The Marshalea Prison Pump - taken from a prison which used to be close to London Bridge, Roman statues, and The Mannings' Tombstones are notable objects. There are also special displays on Southwark and temporary exhibitions on a variety of topics, some drawing on the local history, others drawing on objects from the Cumming collection.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  39% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
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54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 15 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 15 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Pullens Yards
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Peacock Yard, Southwark, London SE17 | 3 minutes from Cuming Museum
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The Artworks Elephant, Elephant Road, SE17 | 3 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Grandbrothers
London > Events > Music  Dates: Thursday 22nd September 2016 - 7.30pm-11pm
Corsica Studios, Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, SE17 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th July 2016 - 10pm-6am
The Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from Cuming Museum
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 3 minutes from Cuming Museum
Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
 
 
 
My Big Fat Greek
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16 Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Cuming Museum
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London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
171-173 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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171 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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175 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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Dragon Castle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
100 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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The Lobster Pot
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
3 Kennington Lane, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
French seafood restaurant that puts the kitsch in kitchen. London isn’t particularly renowned for its seafood (nor for that matter is Kennington renowned for its restaurants) but ... More
 
 
 
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Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec provides some French flair in the heart of Kensington. Set inside a refurbished English pub, its a traditional bar and brasserie, that hosts ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Atkins Education Services, 144 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Surrey Quays, Toredo Street, Surrey Quays, Southwark, London SE17 | 2 minutes from Cuming Museum
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1st Floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Cuming Museum
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Cuming Museum
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Southopia
London > Nightlife > Bars
146-148 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
Private members' club for women and their male guests. ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
26-28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Elephant and Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Holocaust Exhibition (Over 14s)
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Film footage, photographs and rare artefacts documenting the history of the persecution of Jews and other groups, before and during ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

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Edward Barber
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Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

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Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
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Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

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