London Has A Sewing Machine Museum & It's Only Open Tomorrow

By Holly Brockwell on at

Did you know London has a Sewing Machine Museum? We didn't, but now that we do we're pretty much beside ourselves with excitement.

Which is good timing, because it only opens to visitors once a month, on the first Saturday. And that just happens to be tomorrow (the 6th).

Exhibits include an insanely fancy machine given to Queen Victoria's eldest as a wedding gift, with ivory reels, a silver gilt engraved finish and a cut-glass cover bearing the royal coat of arms. Crikey. The Princess was apparently "enthusiastic about new technology," and that's what passed for it in those days.

The Museum is in Tooting Bec, and is open to visitors between 2 and 5pm tomorrow. It's free, although they'd appreciate a donation to charity.

Certainly seams worth a trip.

[Londonist.] Main image: London Sewing Machine Museum. 

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