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Walsall Leather Museum

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Address: Littleton St. W., Walsall WS2 8EQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1922 652288
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Walsall Leather Museum is a welcoming and friendly attraction housed in a...
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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This was a lovely visit. The staff were delightful . They were exceptionally helpful and attentive and did all they could to make us welcome. We may even return for another visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Ian S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was a lovely visit. The staff were delightful . They were exceptionally helpful and attentive and did all they could to make us welcome. We may even return for another visit . Only one awkward comment and that is about parking, which is not signposted as part of the museum, so we parked across the road in the supermarket,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your positive review, it`s great to have such enthusiastic feedback about the Leather Museum, and it gives us all a boost. Many thanks for the comments re car parking, which were useful. Most of our visitors use the Day Street pay and display opposite the museum, whch is best approached via Stafford Street . As... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I think this is a fascinating museum although perhaps in need of a little face lift. However I give it top marks because it gives a real insight into Walsall's history. There is a small shop with locally made, high quality leather goods and local history books. There is also a cafe with a small range of light meals and... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, I`m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found it rewarding. Please visit us again soon! More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A fascinating few hours and the lady who talked to me about when she worked in the leather industry in Walsall was a most interesting and knowledgeable guide. Thouroughly recomend this as it is free , but may close soon because of Walsall MBC's short sighted approach.

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

Thank you for your kind comments- I love it when visitors tell us they were here for "a few hours" as it tells us that they were really absorbed by the museum. Some visitors do only spend half an hour here which is absolutely fine, but we find many more spending half the day here and saying they will come... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This museum is well worth a visit. It's free for starters so why wouldn't you? It is interesting and the staff are great. We had the pleasure of meeting Wendy and Paul who chatted to us about the museum and how everything worked they were full of stories and made the whole experience just fantastic. Loved it ! Even bought... More 

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

It gives everyone here a real boost to have such kind comments and I know Paul and Wendy will be delighted. The front of house team here love what they do, and I think that really comes across in the feedback we get on Trip Advisor. And, very importantly, it also tells our bosses that what we do is valued... More 

Kilwinning, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited here last week and it was fantastic. Wasn't sure what to expect but it was a really interesting place to visit. Lots of information and things to look at as you go through the museum but the highlight for us was in the workshop. Paul and Wendy were really friendly and chatty. They were enthusiastic and keen to... More 

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

Thank you for your very positive review. We find that visitors are often pleasantly surprised when they visit the museum for the first time and we do try hard to ensure that everyone discovers something of interest. Our great front of house team really are the stars of the show though and I think their warmth, friendliness and humour really... More 

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were limited on time. We had a guided tour with some hands on experience I learnt that Walsall has rich history in leather work. We also made some embossed key rings for a small fee. It was cheap and most enjoyable for both of us I was with my mother we both enjoyed it.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, I`m so pleased to hear that you and your mother enjoyed your visit and learned something about Walsall`s fascinating leather heritage. Next time you are in the UK please call again for a more leisurely visit! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Well worth a visit. This is a VERY interesting museum. Staff are very friendly and are willing to chat to you.There are also activities where you can make things, for a tiny price. I will be going again and will also be mentioning this place to my sons school,so they can go on a trip there. Cant believe Ron is... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. And we would be delighted to welcome your son`s school - we have lots of exciting `hands on` activity sessions specifically designed for school groups. Details of school activities can be found on our website, but we are more than happy to adapt them... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have visited this museum several times over the past 3 years and we have never been disappointed. Our 12 year old grandchild always has a visit to the museum top of things to do during school holidays. The staff have always been friendly and welcoming. The demonstrations in the factory room are our favourite. Wendy and Paul couldn't have... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so delighted to hear that your granddaughter places us in her list of top things to do in the holiday - that's brilliant. It's also great to hear from someone who is a repeat visitor as we like to know that as well as attracting new visitors, we also have... More 

Wolverhampton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Today we visited the Walsall Leather Museum for the second time this week. On Monday, we attended an Easter Fun Day and today we attended a Clay Portrait Workshop. On both occasions we had a wonderful time. The staff work hard to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. The building is full of character with beautiful gardens and an enchanting... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind and generous review- it sounds like you are some of the museum`s leading fans! It`s the best complement we can possibly have when visitors keep coming back, and it`s great to hear that your children have such a good time here. I know that Lynne and her team from Walsall College who... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I visited the leather museum just to get advice on a leather repair requirement, not necessarily to see the museum as such. We were however delighted with the friendliness, the professionalism and the knowledge of all staff present there. Ron and Keith (the two professional craftsmen) were engaging and highly entertaining and very much experts in their... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. As you noticed, our demonstrators love their subject and like nothing more than sharing their passion for leathercrafts with visitors. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell other people about your experiences here, we really appreciate it. Please visit the museum again soon. More 

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