Cuming Museum  

 
 
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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

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

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The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £35  38% 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 £89  29% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  39% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 15 minutes from Cuming Museum
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, 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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Seven Years of Lumberjacks in Hell: Karizma, Dan Shake, Marcel Vogel
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 15th December 2017 - 11pm-6am
Cuming Museum, Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, SE17 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
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Stevie Wonderland
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 15th December 2017 - 11pm-6am
Cuming Museum, Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, SE17 | 4 minutes from Cuming Museum
Disco, house and soul courtesy of Lumberjacks In Hell, Jonny X, Mr. Grigio and Jonny Bottomley....More
 
 
 
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West End Wendies Open Mic
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 14th and Thursday 21st December 2017 - 7pm-11pm
Cuming Museum, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 | 6 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
 
 
 
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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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Mercato Metropolitano
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 10 minutes from Cuming Museum
At 45,000 square foot, new Italian market Mercato Metropolitano has no shortage of artisanal talent. Housed in a disused paper factory, it brings together bakers, fishmongers, ... More
 
 
 
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Bermondsey Square Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London SE1 | 16 minutes from Cuming Museum
What started in 1855 as a place to trade with impunity (ie stolen goods bought here didn't have to be returned) is now the busy weekly ... More
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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 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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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 27 minutes from Cuming Museum
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 31 minutes from Cuming Museum
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 9 minutes from Cuming Museum
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London SE11 | 12 minutes from Cuming Museum
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ... More
 
 
 
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Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, Southwark, London SE5 | 13 minutes from Cuming Museum
A legacy of the 2012 London Olympics, the state of the art £1.1m Burgess Park BMX Track opened to the public in August 2013, a year ... More
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Cuming Museum
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London 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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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
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from Cuming Museum
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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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
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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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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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 22 minutes from Cuming Museum
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
 

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Dear Brutus
Theatre | Until 30th December 2017 

Southwark Playhouse 9 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Troupe presents JM Barrie's haunting drama of self-revelation, taking place when an enchanted wood miraculously appears to eight strangers invited ...More

Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2018 

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

This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since ...More

 
Keep Calm And Carry On
Theatre | Until 17th December 2017 

Colab Factory 14 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

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London Potters Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 13th December 2017 

Morley Gallery 14 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

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Once Upon A Christmas Song
Theatre | On 13th December 2017 

Blue Elephant Theatre 14 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

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Desert Dust At The Star Of Bethlehem
Theatre | On 13th December 2017 

Blue Elephant Theatre 14 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

White Cube Bermondsey 17 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of Gilbert & George with its new exhibition, Gilbert & George: The Beard ...More

 
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Old Vic Theatre 18 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Rhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. ...More

 
How To Win Against History
How To Win Against History
Theatre | Until 30th December 2017 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

Aine Flanagan Productions and Seiriol Davies present a riches-to-rags comedy extravaganza about being too weird for the world, but desperately ...More

 
The Jungle
The Jungle
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Cuming Museum

An immersive new play from Good Chance Theatre, The Jungle sees different worlds collide and shows how in the worst ...More

 

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Concerts | On 17th December 

Union Chapel

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas, Carols by Candlelight at Union Chapel presents an evening of traditional carols and readings in a beautiful candlelit setting. The Union Chapel singers and Boe Huntress present the evening, ...More

Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Exhibitions | From 5th June 

Tate Britain

A century since the end of WWI Tate Britain takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. A fascinating and ...More

Murillo: The Self Portraits
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Exhibitions | From 24th February 

National Gallery

Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo ...More

 
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Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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