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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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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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Well worth a visit

I was impressed - modern displays and demonstrations from knowledgeable staff. Not just about the leather trade but also the central part it played in the history of a Midlands... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
LlanilarLoz
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was impressed - modern displays and demonstrations from knowledgeable staff. Not just about the leather trade but also the central part it played in the history of a Midlands town. The cafe is worth a visit too.

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Dudley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I visited yesterday with my 9 year old son and had a lovely few hours. The staff were fantastic and couldn't be more helpful. The demonstration in the factory room was my favourite part. Wendy and Paul couldn't have been better. They really made it! The cafe was worth a visit, very reasonable prices and again wonderful staff. An all... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review, I`m delighted to hear that you and your son had such a good time here. Wendy and Paul are brilliant, and we are very fortunate to have such dedicated and knowledgeable demonstrators who love what they do. Their warmth and enthusiasm really seems to connect with visitors! More 

Denbighshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My favourite museum! Excellent history, demos and exhibits (esp. the C17 silver thread embroidered doeskin saddle). Brilliant staff, café and parking. I keep returning although I live in N. Wales. Paula Sells

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

Thank you for your very kind and enthusiastic review. It`s lovely to know that our efforts are so appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in the museum again before too long. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I always passed the museum in car and wondered what could possibly be interesting in a leather museum. Convinced my girlfriend to take me and was pleasantly surprised. Ron alone is worth the visit. And it's all free

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

We`re delighted to hear you made it to the museum, and even more pleased to hear that you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for the positive comments, and come back soon More 

Birmingham, UK
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There aren't many good reasons to visit Walsall but this and the art gallery make the trip well worthwhile. Excellent museum of Walsall's historic local industry.

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

Many thanks for your lovely comments. Well done for being our 100th review (sadly there's no prize!) - it's comments like yours which have help us to become the No. 1 Attraction in Walsall on this site which we are all really proud of. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully you will now see Walsall in a more... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have driven past this museum scores of times on the way to visit our grandchildren in Wolverhampton and always wanted to visit. We had the opportunity on Saturday and wished we had gone years ago. Unfortunately we did not get there until 2.45. The tea room closed at 3 - so that had to be the first place we... 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. Reviews like yours are so important to us and worth more than any paid advertising! It's so helpful the comments are as thorough as yours as it helps people who are considering making a visit to gain a really good insight into what we offer to our visitors and whether it is... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

my grandchildren loved being told the history of wasall by friendly walsall staff and handling little bits of leather very educational

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

Thanks for you kind review. I`m so pleased to hear that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit. You might like to know that we have free drop-in actvities for children tomorrow, Thursday 19th Feb (making `pocket pictures`) between 10.30-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm. No need to book, just turn up! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

... That they have a little gem in their midst. Walsall leather museum is everything a small museum should be. The leather museum has polite and friendly staff and knowledgeable local volunteers who make the place feel warm and welcoming. The museum also has an excellent, very reasonably priced family friendly cafe! Again, manned by excellent staff. This really is... More 

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

Thank you for a great review. It gives the team here a real boost to have such positive feedback. There is always room for improvement ( and we have got some big changes planned for the future), but from your comments it sounds like we are getting some things right ! We hope to see you back here soon. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Coming from Ottawa, Canada, we decided to drop by the Walsall leather museum hearing of its praise all over the city. We were surprised as we walked in with the friendly smiles and the unusual smell of leather. This unique museum contains some of the friendliest volunteers I have ever seen. Allowing you to try the equipment and giving visitors... More 

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

That`s one of the nicest reviews we`ve ever received, so thank you so much for your kind words. We`re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Please keep telling people about us and spreading the word! More 

walsall
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Being locals we decided it was time we visited the leather museum. What a great decision. Although the museum is quite small it gives a fascinating insight into the world of leather production and the manufacturing of leather goods from saddles to the Queens handbags and various other items. The displays are visitor friendly and hands on and the staff... More 

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

Many thanks for your very positive review of the museum. I`m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are making regular changes and improvements to the museum displays, and have monthly special offers in the museum shop, as well as fresh `specials` in the cafe every week. So please do visit us again before too long! More 

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