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Permanent exhibitions

Cuming Museum gallery

Unfortunately this exhibition is currently closed due to the Walworth Town Hall fire on 25 March 2013. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Cuming family gallery

Discover the history of the family and their curious collection. Why did the family collect so much? Explore objects from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania. The objects on display include natural history, a selection from the Lovett collection of London superstitions, fakes and forgeries, objects connected with royalty and celebrities.

There is a case featuring some of the collection from ancient Egypt, which includes objects collected by early Egyptologists. A room in the Cuming family home is recreated showing the wide range of objects they collected.

This exhibition includes trails and activities for children, information in six of Southwark's languages and a basic audio guide.

Southwark gallery

The new Southwark gallery explores the story of Southwark from Roman times to today. The exhibition explores three themes, Settling Here, Visiting Southwark, and World Connections.

As well as exploring Southwark's past, the exhibition reveals stories from Southwark's communities today.

The permanent exhibition includes trails and activities for children, information in six of Southwark's languages and a basic audio guide.  

Caribbean through a lens

A new addition to the Southwark gallery is Caribbean through a lens 

Related information

  • History of Southwark - find out more about some of the famous people and events connected to London's most historic borough
  • Slave trade - a new timeline and walk telling the story of Southwark's connection with the translatlantic slave trade and its abolition in 1807 is now available  
  • Southwark local history library - guidance on how to research family history
  • Temporary exhibitions - find out about the current temporary exhibition on show
  • Cuming collections - find out more about the Cuming collection on display in the galleries and the Southwark Collections web site

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The Cuming Museum

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Old Walworth Town Hall
151 Walworth Road
SE17 1RY

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