London Sewing Machine Museum

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London Sewing Machine Museum

London Sewing Machine Museum
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Gill morphy
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No wheelchair access to the museum
Dec 2019 • Solo
Another london venue with no wheelchair access. After looking forward to visiting to many months I am once again excluded from visiting not because of my disability but because of society's attitudes to the disabled.
Written December 18, 2019
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We are very sorry that you were unable to visit our museum. We try to be as inclusive as possible but as a small private museum open free of charge on 12 afternoons per year, in an old building, we are unable to provide wheelchair access as it is cost prohibitive to our small family run company. We clearly state, and have done so on our website since the museum was opened, that there is no wheelchair access due to the location on the first floor of our building. We do raise money for the RNLI and Leaukemia Research by way of voluntary donations at the exit of the museum. We can understand your frustration but we hope you understand our limitations.
Written January 10, 2020
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Abdul M
Birmingham, UK4 contributions
Sewing machines history
Feb 2019 • Couples
Good for enthusiast. Good day out to educate young ones on sewing machines have so many different types from way back.
Written April 18, 2019
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Carol S
London, UK20 contributions
The London Sewing Machine Museum
Feb 2018 • Friends
A friend and I visited the museum today which is only open on the first Saturday afternoon of every month. We were amazed at the wonderful collection of sewing machines collected over many years. Lauren gave us a very good talk and her enthusiasm bought the whole history of sewing machines to life. Thank you Lauren. Close to the museum is a wonderful shop full of goodies for craft enthusiasts.
Written February 4, 2018
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muzzascot
Stirling, UK37 contributions
Quirky museum with a huge range of machines on display
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is a very unassuming museum above an industrial unit. It's only open on the first Saturday of each month from 1400-1700. Admission is free but donations to one of their 2 chosen charities are welcome. The museum is in 2 rooms with domestic and industrial sewing machines. Information is a bit scant and it's a good idea to listen to the talk given by the very enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer as this really adds some colour to the exhibition. There's also very little heating in the building, so wrap up warm if you're visiting in the winter.
Written December 9, 2017
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SůmmĕrT!mĕ
461 contributions
Sewing though the years
Nov 2017 • Solo
What a beautiful collection of sewing machine!
You'll not be disappointed and you'll enjoy the great history explanation from the girl upstairs.
Don't forget to visit even the next door shop.
Written November 6, 2017
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Steve B
London, UK343 contributions
More than a few sewing machines.
Oct 2017 • Couples
A very short walk from Tooting Bec underground station. Entrance is gained by walking up an impressive staircase.
The 1st room is full of machines both small and large. Everything is kept in pristine condition.
The 2nd room has a short video giving the background to the museum. There is a mock up of the original shop and many more items.
A real bonus was the young lady who gave us a talk and showed some of the best and most important items on display. A lovely personality and good knowledge.
I have never even sewn on a button but found this fascinating and it is free.
Written October 8, 2017
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Katy G
London, UK169 contributions
Exceptional and surprising
Aug 2017 • Couples
I visited as this was a novelty, near where I live. I didn't expect more than a room with a handful of sewing machines, so I was amazed by the number and quality of the collection. I was also surprised to find that a member of staff gave a regular talk to groups of visitors. She was very engaging and the information about particular items and the collection as a whole was fascinating. It is the result of the owner's obsessive collecting but through this has become the holder of some machines of very real international, historical importance!
Very, very worth making the effort to get there on their only opening day of the first Saturday of each month, from 2-5pm.
Written August 6, 2017
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sarah d
Los Angeles, CA69 contributions
LOVED it - for anyone who enjoys sewing!
Jun 2017 • Solo
WOW! I am so glad I found this museum - I read about it on a blog while I was planning my London trip. It's a little out of the way (I ended up taking a taxi, though it is across the street from a tube station on the Northern Line) but it's totally worth it if you have any interest in sewing.

The collection itself is impressive, then when you learn the history about some of the gems (Lauren was my lovely guide) you're absolutely fascinated! It's only open the first Saturday of the month between 2pm and 5pm (so lucky I was in town during that time!) but again, definitely worth it if you're in town.

Ray - thank you for sharing your wonderful collection!
Written June 13, 2017
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Crazy_Jim_83
London, UK837 contributions
If and enthusiast or in the area
Mar 2017 • Solo
Very neatly presented displays but slightly lacking in information, this small museum above an unassuming business premises is impressive in it's variety and the aesthetic beauty of some of the machines. Unless I had a particular passion I wouldn't try and seek it out as it is fairly niche but if in the area on one of the days it is open, then worth popping in as it is a unique attraction. Open 1st Saturday of the month in the afternoons, so you might be lucky to get a glimpse.
Written March 5, 2017
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Ursosarctos
United Kingdom679 contributions
Hidden gem
Feb 2017 • Couples
This museum is a labour of love, and it shows in the loving way in which the exhibits are exhibited., and in the enthusiasm of the staff.

It is about a hundred yards from Tooting Bec tube station, upstairs above a business premises. The owner is an enthusiast of the first order, and sewing machines, many of them rather pretty, and some of them quite remarkable, are crammed into every nook and cranny. Soft lighting is perfect for an appropriate atmosphere. Entry is free, but it is only fair to make a donation to one of the charities suggested.

Really fun to do, even if (like me) you have no intention of ever using a sewing machine. Highly recommended.
Written February 4, 2017
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