This museum charts the history of the sewing machine from 1850 to 1950. Among more than 600 machines on display are the first Singer machine, a unique machine originally owned by Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, and a patent machine sent from America for the Great Exhibition.
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Venue Details & Map
London Sewing Machine Museum
292-312 Balham High RoadLondonSW17 7AA
- +44 (0)20 8767 4724
- Public transport:
- Turn towards Balham then 100 yards on left there is a large building.
- Payment Facilities
- Free entry
As you can no doubt tell from my photo, I loved this place.
This was my nearest museum when I lived in Tooting Bec and its rather limited opening hours and free admission only served to urge me inside one Saturday, accompanied by a friend easily bribed/persuaded by beer.
It may not look like much from the outside (except for an uncanny resemblance to the Wimbledon Sewing Machine Company...more