The Cuming museum is based on the worldwide collection of the Cuming family and is also the museum of Southwark’s history. Collections include archaeology, ethnography, art, local history, social history and natural history.
As well as the Cumings’ worldwide collection, the museum has many local history objects which reflect Southwark’s rich and diverse history and its unfolding story.
The museum opened new public spaces on the ground floor of the former Walworth Town Hall in 2006. The changing exhibition space and activity room housed regular events and exhibitions plus two permanent displays showed key items from the collections.