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I'm going to be in London for a week, and I was disappointed to see that the London Sewing Machine Museum is only open one Saturday per month, and it's not our Saturday.  (https://www.craftysewer.com/acatalog/wimsew_catalog_Views_of_the_Museum_341.html)

Are there any other museums (or even pubs ;-) with good collections?  I don't know that I'll have time, but it might be fun.

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I do not think there is another museum for sewing machines in London, not familiar with any pubs either. The Victoria and Albert may have some though. However, there are many large clothing shops called 'All Saints' or 'All Saints Spittafields' (fashion shops, male and female), and their window displays are full of vintage sewing machines. There are lots of branches in London, 3 that come to mind are Camden, Covent Garden, and Regent Street. I am sure that All Saints are in the US too, they are known for their huge window displays of vintage sewing machines. Their shop front always stops me in my tracks when I visit my daughter in Glasgow. There is a sewing machine museum in Glasgow, but you are going to London!
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Thanks Marie -- in fact, we have an All Saints in Boston that I've ogled several times.  Somehow I'm always there at night, though, so it's a little unsatisfying.  :-)

I'll remember to look up the museum if (when!) we get to Glasgow.  Thanks!

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If you want to kill then entire day you can go up to Ravingham in Norfolk (2.5 hours each way) and visit Helen Howes.  Not sure if she has a museum per se, but she has a ton of stuff.  Give her an email and see if she's around on Saturdays.

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Heh.  I'm sure she'd love to not only have to deal with us via email and the postal system, but also in person!  

We won't have that kind of time anyway.  Good thought, tho'.

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I already warned the wife, if she ever drags me back to the UK she's going to have to deal with 2 things. 

1.  Going to Clydebank.

2.  Going to Ravingham.

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