Sewing Machine Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Sewing Machine Museum

Open for just a few hours on just one day of the month, this marvel of industrial heritage is as much a delight for the artifacts as for the way they have been laid out.

The museum is an offshoot of a company that makes its living selling and maintaining sewing machines - mainly the large industrial models today - but the owner, Ray Rushton has built up a huge collection of vintage models and in the Millennium year, he opened up the collection to the public.

The collection is actually too vast to point out specific objects of historic note - it is simply a visual feast of metal and wood and china.

The museum is only open on day a month, and only between 2pm-5pm.

Entry is free, although a donation in one of the charity tins is appreciated. A voluminous booklet about the museum's history is freely handed out.

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IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Sewing Machine Museum,
308 Balham High Road,
SW17 7AA

Link to Sewing Machine Museum's website

Future events at Sewing Machine Museum

Monthly open day at one of London's more curious and delightful museums, devoted to the history of the sewing machine.
Saturday, 3rd Sep 2pm to 5pm
London Sewing Machine Museum - monthly open day

Sewing Machine Museum Map


Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to Sewing Machine Museum

The nearest station is Tooting Bec which is 0 miles away.

Sewing Machine Museum - Latest News

A marvellous museum of mechanical material manufactory
A marvellous museum of mechanical material manufactory

In darkest South London can be found a remarkable time capsule sitting in an otherwise ordinary industrial building, for to step past the ordinary doors is to enter a Victorian parlour of industrial delights.

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