Cuming Museum

Cuming Museum The Cuming Museum in Walworth Road, within the London Borough of Southwark, London, England, houses the collection of the Cuming family and is also a museum of Southwark's history.Richard Cuming (1777–1870) started collecting with some fossils and a coin that had been given to him and he made his first significant purchases in 1806 at the sale of the Leverian Museum.

His interests covered geology, scientific equipment and stuffed animals. The collection was bequeathed to the people of Southwark by his son, Henry Syer Cuming, in 1902 and the museum opened in 1906. As described in Cuming's will it comprised, "My Museum illustrative of Natural History, Archaeology and Ethnology with my coins and medals and… other curios".The building adjoins a local library. On t

His interests covered geology, scientific equipment and stuffed animals. The collection was bequeathed to the people of Southwark by his son, Henry Syer Cuming, in 1902 and the museum opened in 1906. As described in Cuming's will it comprised, "My Museum illustrative of Natural History, Archaeology and Ethnology with my coins and medals and… other curios".The building adjoins a local library. On t

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London

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

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+442077011342

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