Cuming Museum

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Southwark heritage service c/o Southwark Council 160 Tooley Street
Greater London

  • We welcome enquiries. This email address is managed by the curator and is regularly monitored.: [email protected]
  • This number will forward to the curator's contact number.: 020 7525 2332

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.

Further information

Opening Hours:

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


Admission free

Upcoming events:

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.

Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

The Cuming Museum is currently closed to general visitors. For further details please go to or join our Twitter feed @swkheritage


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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