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Is it a pub? Is it a museum? …It’s a pubseum!

Posted at 11:15 am, September 8, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
Cuming Museum in 1920

Museums are great, but it’s a shame they don’t have bar stools or serve pints. This Thursday, however, you can have the best of both worlds. Exhibits from South London’s Cuming Museum, currently closed after suffering fire damage in March, will be on display in the top room of the Old King’s Head pub in Borough. The staff of the museum will be on hand to talk about the chosen artefacts, as well as the history of the museum and its future plans after the fire. Interesting items at the mutant hybrid pub/museum include those associated with cult cockney artist Austin Osman Spare, whose mystical line drawings depicted dark, occult figures, and Edward Lovett, who collected charms, amulets and other superstitious objects. There are only a few spaces left, so email nigelofbermondsey@gmail.com to book your place soon.

The Cuming Museum will be at the Old King’s Head, 47-49 Borough High St, SE1 1NA on Thursday September 12 from 8pm. Entry is £2.50/ £1.50 concessions. 

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