Events this month @ Cuming Museum, Southwark


Austin Osman Spare: Fallen Visionary
To Saturday 13 November 2010

  • The fascinating rise and fall of Austin Osman Spare, who lived and worked in Southwark in the early twentieth century, is charted in a new exhibition this Autumn at the Cuming Museum.

Events for families

Every Thursday

  • 10am to 11.15am
  • Explore and play with the Cuming explorers. Family fun for under 5s.

Tuesday 26 October

  • 2.30 to 4pm
  • Fabulous faces – make your own self portrait to add to our on-line gallery, no drawing skills necessary! Part of the big draw 2010

Thursday 28 October

  • 2.30 to 4pm
  • Drawing dreams – use your imagination to create your own dream like artwork. Part of the big draw 2010

Friday 29 October

  • 2.30 to 4pm
  • Leo’s Heros reading by author Mo Heard – find out what happens when a little boy meets famous forgers Billy and Charley and have a go at making your own fake medieval relic.

All events are free
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Cuming Museum, Old Town Hall, 151 Walworth Road, SE17 1RY
For more information call 020 7525 2332

The Cuming Museum
Home of the worldwide collection of the Cuming Family and the museum of Southwark’s history. It houses a diverse collection that includes archaeology, ethnography, social history and natural history. A mix of permanent and changing exhibitions tells the story of the Cuming family and the history of Southwark, from Roman times to the diverse communities of today.

Opened to the public in 1906, the Cuming Museum is the result of over 100 years of collecting by father and son, Richard and Henry Cuming.

The museum is divided into three sections

  • the first gallery tells the story of the Cuming family and their collection
  • the second gallery focuses on the history of Southwark and is split into three areas, settling here, a place to visit and world connections – the Southwark gallery looks at the people who have lived and worked here from Roman times to today
  • the third gallery in the museum is the temporary exhibition gallery – our exhibitions change every four to six months.

The three galleries at the Cuming Museum contain a variety of hands on activities for younger visitors, including craft activities, trails, games and costumes to try on.

For more information
Read the Fun Kids review