Heath Robinson Museum

Nov 4, 2016 by

A short walk from Pinner Station on the Metropolitan Line, through a park with some lovely mature trees and a lake, you will find the newly re-opened and expanded Heath Robinson Museum. (Free with National Art Pass.) Like most people, I was aware of William Heath Robinson, through the phrase, ‘it’s a bit Heath Robinson,’ to denote something which has been put together in an unorthodox and elaborate way. Until today. The museum contains examples from the series of ‘How to’ books, written by KRG Browne, with hilarious illustrations by Heath Robinson, watercolour paintings and much much more, showing what a versatile and talented artist he was.  Heath Robinson’s autobiography is entitled ‘My Line of Life, ‘ and the permanent exhibition tells the story of his career and the very different styles of illustrating...

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