Cuming Museum | Events programme to continue

Although the Cuming Museum itself is currently closed due to the fire at 151 Walworth Road on Monday 25 March, the museum’s planned events will continue in alternative venues over the next few months. For up to date information visit the museum’s events page at

All events are FREE and no booking is required.

Adult events

Southwark Local History Library and Archive, John Harvard Library, 211 Borough

High Street, SE1 1JA

The two upcoming evening events will take place at John Harvard Library:

  • Thursday 18 April, 6pm to 8pm Meeting their makers: encounters with south London’s early ceramicists and stoneware manufacturers. Lecture by Colin Fenn, Friends of West Norwood Cemetery.
  • Thursday 16 May, 6pm to 8pm. Museums at Night: dreaming in clay, the marvellous melancholy of the Martin brothers. Storytelling with Olivia Armstrong

The rest of the museum’s events programme will take place at InSpire on Walworth Road. Inspire is a community space in the crypt of St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove, Walworth. The church is a Grade 1 listed building by Sir John Soane.

Cuming Explorers

InSpire, The Crypt at St Peter’s, Liverpool Grove, SE17 2HH

The museum’s popular Cuming Explorers weekly sessions for under 5s will start up again at InSpire from Thursday 18 April. The sessions run from 10am to 11.15am and explore a different theme every week through music, story telling and crafts:

  • Thursday 18 April, 10am The Cuming bear is waking up!
  • Thursday 25 April, 10am Music with Paul
  • Thursday 2 May, 10am Material world – explore some science with Claire
  • Thursday 9 May, 10am How does your garden grow?

Family half term events

InSpire, The Crypt at St Peter’s, Liverpool Grove, SE17 2HH

The museum’s family events for May half term will also take place at Inspire:

  • Tuesday 28 May, 2.30pm to 4pm. Celebrate the season Songs, stories and seasonal craft to celebrate the coming of Summer.
  • Thursday 30 May, 2.30pm to 4pm The Camberwell Beauty. Take a closer look at this unusual butterfly, first recorded in Camberwell in 1748. Then make your own beautiful specimen to flutter home.

Cuming collection

ASC Gallery, Erlang House, 128 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8EQ

Until 18 May, Monday to Saturday 1.30pm to 5pm

Modern witchcraft. An exhibition featuring selected items from the Cuming Museum’s

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