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Cuming Museum

Address: 151 Walworth Road | Southwark, London SE17 1RY, England
Phone Number: +44 20 752 52332
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Ranked #1,099 of 2,402 things to do in London
Type: Museums
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I visited this interesting museum a few months before the fire, I hope that most of the artefacts were restored. Lots of fascinating objects from all over the globe, collected by the Cuming family on their journeys. So many eye opening items to see, and good for all the famiy. Highly reccomend!

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The museum is a small place, where you can see different collections from Africa, Oceania, Europe, Asia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I found a great book about the Cummign family, Whoever been to the museum will be able to understand the history of the Cumming family better. The pictures and the artifact become alive.

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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

It is small but if you take the time to look at everything you will not be disappointed. It is good to take children to but you must explain about the weird and wonderful things here, not rush through becasue this is a gem like collection of curiosities spread over a couple of rooms and every item counts. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

This museum is very well presented in a small space. To imagine all in the interior of the Cuming household, it must have looked quite shocking. Well worth a view.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

I do NOT agree with the other reviewer who said that this museum can be quickly seen. I have been seeking out unusual museums in London during my visit this is one of the most interesting because it has so much character and the real feeling still of a private collection. The family who collected these variety of unusual items... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

This is situated in the old Walworth Town Hall.it is a presentation of some of the thousands of items collected by this family in the nineteenth century.There is no theme to it all.Rather as if someone decided to go along to auctions and buy everything that they could afford.So unless you are specifically interested in this sort of thing it... More 

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