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Love Lunch - Toys and Games Exhibition and Object Handling

  • London Bridge Hive 1 Melior Place London, England, SE1 3SZ United Kingdom (map)

During 2018 the Cuming Museum Collection will be showcasing 2000 years of local history, using the wonderful and diverse objects, art and images form the Cuming Museum’s collections.

We start in January, at the London Bridge Hive, with “2000 Years of Toys and Games”. 

Our event will enable you to find out more about how people, from Egyptian times right up to First World War soldiers, played and spent their leisure. 

This is a study session so as well as an illustrated talk you will have plenty of opportunity to see the objects up close, as the curator will be bringing examples from the collections. 

You can handle (with guidance!), photograph, Instagram and chat about them to your heart’s content! This session is ideally aimed at ages 12+ as many of the objects are very small and fragile. 

Booking is essential and places are limited to 20. Please email to express interest in attending. 

The Cuming Museum is Southwark's own museum covering all aspects of local history plus a fine worldwide collection amassed by father and son Richard and Henry Syer Cuming between 1806 and 1902.  The museum itself was opened above the Newington Public library as a result of Henry Syer's Cuming's will which left money for the space to be built to house his family's collection.

Richard and Henry wanted to create a “British Museum in Miniature” but during the 20th century the collection was enhanced by many new donations, largely reflecting Southwark's local history.

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What is Love Lunch

There is no better month than cold and dark January for free and interesting activities. Traditionally, Love Lunch takes place every September - due to high success rates, we are now venturing into an additional season, which is why on this occasion we call it Mini Love Lunch and it only stretches over 8 working days instead of an entire month: 22nd to 31st Jan.

Love Lunch is a series of free events taking place at lunchtime in London Bridge area. This is a Team London Bridge initiative that helps promote local businesses and attractions to local professionals whilst it encourages well-being and the importance of taking a lunch break.