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Seeing more of the Cuming Museum Collection

There is much more to the Cuming collection than what you can see in the galleries. We try to make more of the collection available which isn't on display to interested persons and groups as far as is practical. You can arrange a visit by contacting the museum officers on 020 7525 2332. Visits need to be arranged at least two weeks in advance to give time for us to prepare objects and book space for your visit.

Research

We welcome researchers to the museum to study our extensive collections and support their study. For more information about our collections please see the Southwark collections page and visit our collections online at the Southwark Collections website.

Visits in person to study the collections are encouraged and need to be arranged at least two weeks in advance to give time for us to prepare objects and book space for your visit.

If you're researching local or family history you might also like to contact the Local History Library. See the Contact us page or to find out more about the Southwark Local History Library including, opening times, resources available, and how to find the library, visit the Local History Library pages on the Southwark Council website.

For more information on study placements for university students see the Researchers and students page in the Education and learning section on the Southwark Council website.

Adding to the Cuming collection today


Our remit today is to collect material that relates to Southwark and represents all of Southwark's communities. Our collecting procedures follow national standards and we are a registered museum under the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) Museum registration scheme.

We are happy to accept donations, but are unable to accept long term loans. Loans are only accepted for the purposes of temporary exhibitions or very occasionally for other reasons. Bequests can be accepted, but must fit within our collecting policy.

Currently, we are very interested in adding to our Southwark history collection and are especially short of material relating to Southwark's industries in the 20th century. However, it is important to note that we can't always accept everything we are offered. Please always contact the museum first before bringing objects to donate to the museum.

To find out more about the Cuming museum including contact details, opening times, how to find the museum, see the Contact us page or visit the Cuming Museum pages on the Southwark Council website.


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