You can find the museum here:
It's only open the first Saturday of every month, so you have to time your visit accordingly (open from 2-5pm)
I would also recommend a wander through the Sewing & Craft Superstore which is right next door.
Mon, Tues &Thurs 9am- 5:20pm
Wed 9:15am- 5:20pm
Fri 9am- 4:50pm
Here are some photos from the Sewing Machine Museum:
|Union Lock Machine, USA. Circa 1911|
|Union Special 39200, USA. Circa 1914|
|Willcox & Gibba, USA. Circa 1894. Production: Hand Stitch Straw Hats|
|Merrow A-3-W, USA. Cira 1934. Production: Overlocking Rag Finish|
|Lewis 29-4, USA. Circa 1952. Production: Carpet Stitcher|
|Tomas & Co. UK. Circa 1888. Production: Leather Shoes, Wallets and Bags|
|Singer 106-12, USA. Circa 1952. Production: 12 Needle Smocking|
|A left handed machine!|
|Grover & Baker Treadle Sewing Machine. Supposedly this is an unusual machine|
|Singer 46K3, UK. Circa 1916. Production: Glove Trade "Brosser"|
|Singer 49K1, UK. Circa 1927. Production: Crimping|
|Portable fabric cutter!|
|Universal, USA. Circa 1906. Production: Fabric Cutting Machine|
|Judkins New England, USA. Circa 1865|
|Hand Sewing Machine|
|Pollack & Schmidt, Germany. 1865|
|Singer 8-8, USA. Circa 1952. Production: Heavy Webbing 2 Needle|
|Harrison, UK. Circa 1914. Production: Tubular Kitting Machine|
This is the biggest privately owned collection of sewing machines.
The Museum Supplied all the London All Saints with the sewing machines for their windows.
The machinists who work with these machines teach actors on shows such as Downton Abby how to sew correctly so it looks authentic.
Well, that's it for now,