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Walsall Leather Museum

Address: Littleton St. W., Walsall WS2 8EQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1922 652288
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Walsall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Walsall Leather Museum is a welcoming and friendly attraction housed in a restored Victorian...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Walsall Leather Museum is a welcoming and friendly attraction housed in a restored Victorian factory building. We offer a fascinating insight into the story of Walsall's famous leatherworking trade. There are regular guided tours and demonstrations of leather crafts, and a lively programme of events and actvities throughout the year, including changing exhibitions. Beautiful gardens planted with traditional tanning trees and shrubs. Excellent cafe serving home made food, and a great shop specialising in Walsall- made leathergoods.

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Walsall, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Myself and my 7 year old son visited this museum recently and we spent a couple of hours wondering around and talking to the staff and demonstrators. The museum provides a great insight in to the leather industry in and around Walsall while the demonstrators provide detailed insight in to their craft. My son was totally engaged by the demonstrations... More 

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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

How lovely to hear that you had such a nice visit to the Museum with your son and I'm delighted to hear that he really enjoyed it too. It's great to hear that it appeals to different age ranges - I think the secret to this are our amazing demonstrators who are able to adapt their information to suit different... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Walsall Leather Museum is a brilliant insight into our town's rich industrial heritage. The staff are knowledgeable and go out of their way to make visitors welcome. The recreated workshops are fascinating and the exhibits are wonderful, especially the handbags and the current display of Walsall-made vintage leather and suede clothing from the 1970s. The on-site cafe is excellent value,... More 

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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are really proud of our Museum and I think everyone who works here wants to give our visitors the very best experience possible. We hope you'll visit us again soonn. More 

Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great place to visit for adults and children with fun activities and crafts. The staff are always enthusiastic and informative. The Saturday craft courses are so much fun with excellent tuition. The museum is really interesting with very knowledgeable and talented staff and some exquisite leather work on show in the museum and in the shop. The cafe has very... More 

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Walsallmike, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, it`s great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please spread the word, and come back soon. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Always fantastic crafting courses at the Leather Museum. My friend and I have spent many happy Saturdays making various items.

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Walsallmike, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, I`m delighted to hear you are enjoying our programe of craft activities. May I take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas! More 

Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I worked next door to the Leather museum. They provide a wonderful history of Walsall's leather goods industry,some beautiful leather gifts in their shop , but dont forget to go to their cafe for a bite to eat and try their cakes!!!! //

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Walsallmike, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review- and I agree with you about the cakes in the cafe! You might also be interested to know that we have our first ever `Retro Fair` coming up on Sat 13th Dec ( 11.00am-4.00pm), with a range of stalls selling vintage clothing, and distinctive and unusual gifts. It promises to be a really special... More 

Birmingham UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Excellent displays and a great cafe. Fine lunches too I understand. Convenient for the town centre too with parking opposite. And it's free.

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Walsallmike, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for helping to spread the word about the Leather Museum! More 

Wednesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Museum is a Fascinating Living Archive of Walsall's history of Leather Making and the associated Metal Manufacturers (Lorimors) of such things as Bits and spurs etc.. The Staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. You can try your hand at making your own souvenir or keyring and try fitting the reins to a horse. Allow about an hour to... More 

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Walsallmike, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

What a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and tell other people about the museum. We are getting more and more first time visitors mentioning Trip Advisor, so we know it`s helping to promote the museum. At a time when marketing budgets are so tight it`s fantastic to have such enthusiastic support. Thank you! More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My Husband and I visited the Leather Museum and started with a meal in the Café. then had a guided tour around the Museum itself. To hear from a person who actually worked in the industry and the other Guide opened our eyes to the industry that went on there. Will certainly go again..

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Walsallmike, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to seeing you and your husband here again soon. You might be interested to know that we have our first ever `retro` fair coming up on December 13th, 10.00am-4.00pm with a range of stalls selling vintage clothing, leather items and stocking fillers. And it`s free admission! More 

Rugeley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A great place to visit, and learn about the leather industry of Walsall and surrounding area. The staff are so informative, and want all visitors to enjoy their visit. Its not just leather either, fashion accessories, local engineering, and at the moment a display to books that are out of this world for an equestrian. The shop is stocked by... More 

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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the museum. It's so lovely to have such great feedback and I will pass this on to our staff so that they know their efforts are appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

friendly and helpful staff. Lots of interesting things to see. free entry and parking over the road.

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Walsallmike, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, it`s great to have such positive feedback, and I will share your kind comments with the team here. Please visit us again some time soon! More 

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