Cuming Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 1RY
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 10am-5pm
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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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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Sights and Attractions near 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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Events near Cuming Museum

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Today Only
S.H.E Can Jam
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 14th February 2016 - 7pm-11pm
Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
Open mic night for female musicians, with a masterclass for aspiring performers, plus a Q & A session....More
 
 
 
Now On
Five Hundred Flowers And The Mother Plant
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th to 26th February 2016 - Various Times
London College Of Communication, Elephant & Castle, SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
Corinne Silva and Eva Sajovic use plants, texts, photographs and performance to raise questions about the plant-growing industry, plants as receptacles for memories and how we ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Imprint
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th February to 13th April 2016 - Various Times
London College Of Communication, Elephant & Castle, SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
Material from the University Archives and Special Collections Centre, providing an insight into the development of the college at its current site in Elephant and Castle ...More
 
 
 
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Near Cuming Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
London > Entertainment >
16 Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Cuming Museum
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Cuming Museum

The best shops and markets near Cuming Museum
Baldwins
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
171-173 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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G Baldwin & Co
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
171 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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Castle Laundrette Ltd
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
175 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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Restaurants near Cuming Museum

What are the best dining options near Cuming Museum London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dragon Castle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
100 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
This impressive Cantonese restaurant is one of the first symbols of the glacially slow regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Occupying the attractive ground floor of one ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Education near Cuming Museum

Near Cuming Museum
Southwark Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Atkins Education Services, 144 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 1 minute from Cuming Museum
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Cuming Museum

Cuming Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Hollywood Bowl
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Surrey Quays, Toredo Street, Surrey Quays, Southwark, London SE17 | 2 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Riley American Pool & Snooker Club
London > Leisure > Games
4-8 Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Cuming Museum
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London Palace Superbowl
London > Leisure > Activities
1st Floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Pubs near Cuming Museum

The best pubs near London Cuming Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Cuming Museum
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 21 minutes from Cuming Museum
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Cuming Museum

Cuming Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
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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Meeting venue hire near Cuming Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Cuming Museum.
The Coronet Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
26-28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Cuming Museum
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theare, staging melodramas, ... More
 
 
 
London College of Communication
London > Business > Venue Hire
Elephant and Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Cuming Museum
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
 

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Mini Vault Festival
Mini Vault Festival
Kids Events | Until 28th February 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

As well as the main festival, this year there is also a Mini Vault taking place in ...More

 
Vault Festival
Vault Festival
Theatre | Until 6th March 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Returning for its fourth year, Vault Festival is a six-week arts festival in Waterloo's Leake Street ...More

 
Mini VAULT: The Tap Dancing Mermaid
Theatre | On 14th February 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

A tap-dancing adventure....More

Write It : Mic It
Theatre | Until 14th February 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

An open 'write' platform, allowing an eclectic mix of material from some of the UK's emerging playwrights, comedians and performance ...More

Romeo And Juliet
Theatre | On 14th February 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Serious Mischief presents an impish reimagining of Shakespeare's romance, in which each character thinks the play is about them....More

WeKnitWaterloo
Kids Events | Until 6th March 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

A community project aimed at knitting Waterloo's high street....More

Battlefield
Battlefield
Theatre | Until 27th February 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Thirty years after Peter Brook's mammoth nine-hour production of the Mahabharata took the world of theatre by storm, ...More

 
The Master Builder
The Master Builder
Theatre | Until 19th March 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Award-winning film and stage actor Ralph Fiennes stars in a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's The ...More

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

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

This free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the ...More

 
Lee Miller: A Woman's War
Lee Miller: A Woman's War
Exhibitions | Until 24th April 2016 

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

The Imperial War Museum delves into the astonishing life of Lee Miller with new exhibition Lee Miller: A Woman's War. ...More

 
 
 
 
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