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The Cuming Museum is temporarily closed following the fire at Walworth Road Town Hall on Monday 25 March 2013.

The museum’s onsite services remain temporarily suspended. However many of the museum's public events have been rescheduled to take place at alternative venues in Southwark. Please go to the Cuming Museum's website to further details.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

The Cuming Museum is temporarily closed following the fire at Walworth Road Town Hall on Monday 25 March 2013.

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

Elephant and Castle underground station
Elephant and Castle rail station
Buses: 12, 35, 40, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, P5, 343, 468

Additional info

The Cuming Museum is temporarily closed following the fire at Walworth Road Town Hall on Monday 25 March 2013.


www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum

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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Step out in style: Cabinet of Curiosity

  • 27 May 2015 2-3:30pm *on now

A free Cuming Museum workshop for families. Discover some fascinating footware from the museum collection and make your own to take home. These hands-on sessions for families are free. There is no need to book but places are limited. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. A Cuming Museum workshop for families. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Part of the Cuming Cabinet of Curiosity programme.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Where

Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Road
London
SE16 7AR

Getting there

Tube: Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Train: South Bermondsey
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12
The library is wheelchair accessible.

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingevents

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Victorian Playtime: Cabinet of Curiosity

  • 29 May 2015 2-3:30pm

A free Cuming Museum workshop for families. Discover what toys and games children played with in the past and create your own to take home.
By examining a selection of historic toys and games from the Cuming Museum’s collection, families will discover what children played with in Victorian times and then create their own set of traditional toys to take home. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Where

Peckham Library
122 Peckham Hill Street,
London
SE15 5JR

Getting there

Bus: 12, 36, 37, 63, 78, 136, 171, 177, 197, 343, 345, 363, 381, 436, P12, P13
Rail: Train to Peckham Rye
The library is wheelchair accessible.

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingevents

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.

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).

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).

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).

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).

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).

Getting there

Elephant and Castle underground station
Elephant and Castle rail station
Buses: 12, 35, 40, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, P5, 343, 468

Cuming Museum
The Old Town Hall
151 Walworth Road
London
Greater London
SE17 1RY
England

Website

Museum Web Pages

www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum

Searchable Collections Database

www.southwarkcollections.org.uk

E-mail

cuming.museum@southwark.gov.uk

Telephone

020 75252332

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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