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- The Cuming Museum houses a collection of over 4,000 objects from Roman and Medieval England and Ancient Egypt. Richard Cuming and his descendants gathered their horde of treasures between 1782 and 1902. The museum was opened in 1906 and nicknamed the miniature British Museum, with a collection featuring everything from a pair of Queen Victoria's shoes to a mummified Egyptian leg. There are numerous handling sessions available for primary schools on a variety of subjects including Ancient Egypt, Roman Britain and the Victorian era. All sessions are free and run by museum staff. Tours are available for adult groups on Richard and Henry Syer Cuming and their collections. Admission: Free
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