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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Hotels near Cuming Museum

Near Cuming Museum
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £29  33% off
30 Borough Road, SE1 | 12 minutes from Cuming Museum
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  25% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  23% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 15 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Alternative Museums nearest Cuming Museum

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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Cuming Museum
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 
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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 19 minutes from Cuming Museum
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and in ... More
 
 
 
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Cuming Museum
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Cuming Museum
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this new ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - 7.30pm
Corsica Studios, Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, SE17 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
Garage and dance courtesy of Deers....More
 
 
 
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Dogfight
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th August to 13th September 2014
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 9 minutes from Cuming Museum
Based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix, Dogfight is a musical set in 1963 which follows the lives of three marines. ...More
 
 
 
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Ella & The Blisters
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 13th September 2014 - 8.15pm-11pm
The Gladstone, 64 Lant Street, SE1 | 13 minutes from Cuming Museum
The London-based collective, fronted by Gabriella Romano, performs lively indie-folk which fuses gypsy-jazz, roots and soul....More
 
 
 
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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
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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Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Cuming Museum
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in ... More
 
 
 
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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 11 minutes from Cuming Museum
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Cuming Museum

The best shops and markets near Cuming Museum
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Bermondsey Square Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 16 minutes from Cuming Museum
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 17 minutes from Cuming Museum
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Restaurants near 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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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 miles from Cuming Museum
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 2.2 miles from Cuming Museum
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2.2 miles from Cuming Museum
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 9 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, SE5 | 13 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 18 minutes from Cuming Museum
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 18 minutes from Cuming Museum
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 18 minutes from Cuming Museum
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 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
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 17 minutes from Cuming Museum
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 12 minutes from Cuming Museum
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The Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Weston Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 19 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Cuming Museum
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Parallel Lines Pres
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd September 2014 

Corsica Studios 4 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Garage and dance courtesy of Deers....More

The Blues Of Eric Ranzoni
Concerts | Until 21st October 2014 

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec 6 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Jazz-blues by the Anglo-Italian pianist and vocalist....More

Dogfight
Theatre | Until 13th September 2014 

Southwark Playhouse 9 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix, Dogfight is a musical set in 1963 which ...More

Mojo
Theatre | Until 21st September 2014 

White Bear Theatre 11 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

A drama set in 1940s Soho where a group of aspiring gangsters go to desperate lengths to hide their true ...More

First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 12 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new ...More

 
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 12 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

The first major retrospective of British First World War art for almost 100 years, featuring 110 paintings, sculptures and drawings ...More

 
Horrible Histories: Spies
Horrible Histories: Spies
Kids Events | Until 4th January 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 12 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

The IWM London (Imperial War Museums) in London re-opened on 19th July 2014, having closed its doors for redevelopment in ...More

 
The Creative Bubble - Pop-Up Art Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 6th October 2014 

Roxy Bar & Screen 16 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

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Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures For London
Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures For London
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

White Cube Bermondsey 17 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Exploring the themes of paranoia, fundamentalism, surveillance and religion that run throughout the modern world, Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures ...More

 
399 Days: Rachel Kneebone
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

White Cube Bermondsey 17 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

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