Cuming Museum

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The Cuming Museum's public galleries are closed at present and await redevelopment.

However many of the museum's public events take place at alternative venues around Southwark. Please go to the Cuming Museum's website to further details. You will also find a history of the museum and be able to access our growing number of digitised collections by following the links on our web page.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

The Cuming museum's galleries are currently closed and await redevelopment.

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

The Cuming Museum is currently closed to general visitors. For further details please go to www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum or join our Twitter feed @swkheritage

The Cuming Museum's collection is unique and eclectic. When the museum opened in 1906 it was described as "the British Museum in miniature". The collection ranges from natural history, science, costume and textiles to world collections covering at least 50 different countries. The collection was put together by the Cuming family between 1788 and 1902. You can find out about the collection at www.southwarkcollections.org.uk

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Second World War Workshop (KS2)

A hands-on education session for KS2 school groups led by museum staff at the Cuming Museum. Uses objects and documents to introduce pupils to life on the Home Front.
Group size: up to 30 pupils.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Sessions start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

Creator

  • The Cuming Museum.

How to obtain

Sessions are free for Southwark LEA and grant maintained schools. £1.50 per child for out of borough and independent schools. Booking is essential. To book a sesssion and discuss your requirements please contact us on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk. Please note, for any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, schools will be charged £35. All groups visiting the museum must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (1 adult per 10 children please).

Ancient Egyptians Workshop (KS2)

A hands-on education session for KS2 school groups led by museum staff at the Cuming Museum. Uses object handling and activities to explore daily life in Ancient Egypt.
Group size: up to 30 pupils.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Sessions start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

Creator

  • The Cuming Museum

How to obtain

Sessions are free for Southwark LEA and grant maintained schools. £1.50 per child for out of borough and independent schools. Booking is essential. To book a sesssion and discuss your requirements please contact us on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk. Please note, for any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, schools will be charged £35. All groups visiting the museum must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (1 adult per 10 children please).

History of Southwark ESOL session

ESOL students can develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills whilst learning about the history of Southwark. The session explores the diversity of the borough, the people who have migrated to the area and the reasons that bought them here. The session can be adjusted for Entry Levels 1 - 3 and Levels 1 and 2, and is relevant to Citizenship. Sessions run for approximately 1 hour. Group size: up to 20 people.

How to obtain

Sessions are free. To book a session phone the museum on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk.

Material Madness Workshop (KS2)

A hands-on education session for KS2 school groups led by museum staff at the Cuming Museum. Looks at materials and their properties using everyday and historic objects.
Group size: up to 30 pupils.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Sessions start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

Creator

  • The Cuming Museum

How to obtain

Sessions are free for Southwark LEA and grant maintained schools. £1.50 per child for out of borough and independent schools. Booking is essential. To book a sesssion and discuss your requirements please contact us on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk. Please note, for any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, schools will be charged £35. All groups visiting the museum must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (1 adult per 10 children please).

Migration and Diversity: Citizenship Workshop (KS2)

A hands-on education session for KS2 school groups led by museum staff at the Cuming Museum. Uses maps and object handling to explore migrations to the Caribbean and to Southwark, encouraging children to learn about diversity and identity. Supports KS2 Citizenship.
Group size: up to 30 pupils.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Sessions start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

Creator

  • The Cuming Museum

How to obtain

Sessions are free for Southwark LEA and grant maintained schools. £1.50 per child for out of borough and independent schools. Booking is essential. To book a sesssion and discuss your requirements please contact us on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk. Please note, for any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, schools will be charged £35. All groups visiting the museum must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (1 adult per 10 children please).

Romans Workshop (KS2)

A hands-on education session for KS2 school groups led by museum staff at the Cuming Museum. Uses object handling and activities to explore everyday life in Roman Southwark.
Group size: up to 30 pupils.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Sessions start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

Creator

  • The Cuming Museum

How to obtain

Sessions are free for Southwark LEA and grant maintained schools. £1.50 per child for out of borough and independent schools. Booking is essential. To book a sesssion and discuss your requirements please contact us on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk. Please note, for any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, schools will be charged £35. All groups visiting the museum must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (1 adult per 10 children please).

Storybuilding Workshop (KS1)

A hands-on education session for KS1 school groups led by museum staff at the Cuming Museum. Using objects from the museum collection to create and illustrate a group story.
Group size: up to 30 pupils.
Duration: 1 hour.
Sessions start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

Creator

  • The Cuming Museum

How to obtain

Sessions are free for Southwark LEA and grant maintained schools. £1.50 per child for out of borough and independent schools. Booking is essential. To book a sesssion and discuss your requirements please contact us on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk. Please note, for any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, schools will be charged £35. All groups visiting the museum must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (1 adult per 10 children please).

Victorians Workshop (KS2)

A hands-on education session for KS2 school groups led by museum staff at the Cuming Museum. Uses object handling and activities to explore domestic life in Victorian Southwark.
Group size: up to 30 pupils.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Sessions start at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm Tuesday to Friday.

Creator

  • The Cuming Museum

How to obtain

Sessions are free for Southwark LEA and grant maintained schools. £1.50 per child for out of borough and independent schools. Booking is essential. To book a sesssion and discuss your requirements please contact us on 020 7525 2332 or email cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk. Please note, for any bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, schools will be charged £35. All groups visiting the museum must be accompanied by an appropriate number of adults (1 adult per 10 children please).

Cuming Museum
Southwark heritage service
c/o Southwark Council
160 Tooley Street
London
Greater London
SE1 2QH
England

Website

The museum and heritage service's pages on the Southwark council main web site.

www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum

See our new (Sept 2016) online collections database and news site

http://heritage.southwark.gov.uk

E-mail

We welcome enquiries. This email address is managed by the curator and is regularly monitored.

cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk

Telephone

This number will forward to the curator's contact number.

020 7525 2332

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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