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London Sewing Machine Museum

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The London Sewing Machine Museum

A friend and I visited the museum today which is only open on the first Saturday afternoon of every... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Carol S
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London, United Kingdom
Quirky museum with a huge range of machines on display

This is a very unassuming museum above an industrial unit. It's only open on the first Saturday of... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
muzzascot
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

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...More

1  Thank muzzascot
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Summ3rT1m3
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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...More

Thank Katy G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Ursosarctos
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We have loved reading all the wonderful comments about our Museum. This is a private collection of Mr Ray Rushtons. The museum is open on the first Saturday of every month from 14.00-17.00 There is no entry fee but we do ask that you donate...More

1  Thank Joe L
Reviewed 25 March 2016

An amazing visit and walk down history viewing the wonderful display of sewing machines. So much to see and well worth a visit. Do check opening times.

Thank Barbara L
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