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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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Walall
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I have been attending Saturday courses and various talks for several years and they never fail to satisfy. The facilities are excellent and the staff are very helpful. There is a very adequate little cafe run by students under the careful eye of a trained manager, the selection is limited but it is what it is so if you want... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting museum and the staff are really friendly and helpful. The food in the cafe was tasty and very reasonably priced.

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

I`m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Leather Museum, and thank you for your kind comments about the cafe. Lynne and her team are doing a great job and are a real credit to Walsall College, who operate it as franchise. I eat in there nearly every day: the food is freshly prepared and delicious, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited the museum for the first time a couple of days ago and it was a surprisingly lovely treat! The staff were fantastic, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about their subject, though the superstar was Ron... An 88 years old leather worker who apparently will never retire and wants a leather coffin!! There was a nice mix of things to... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. I always consider it a great honour when someone writes their very first Trip Advisor review- and it`s all about the Leather Museum. I`m really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit so much, and please come again soon. More 

Banbury, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Visited this attraction recently - so impressed with their presentation of the history of leather and Saddlery - so many artefacts to see,going way back in history + skilled and experienced people to meet, and find out about Leather making - quite unique! Actual free trials for visitors of all ages, eg; to make your own leather keyring in the... More 

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

It gives everyone at the museum a real boost to receive such a great review. As a `living and working` museum we feel it`s really important that visitors get their hands on some leather and have a chance to try out something for themselves.Our team of volunteer demonstrators love to share their expertise with visitors, and it sounds like they... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We were met warmly and welcomed from the moment we entered the museum. We were shown around by an amazing 89 year old craftsman, Ron, who enthused about his trade. We really learned a lot. A second member of staff did the second half of the tour and spoke warmly and intelligently about the leather trade. An amazing museum which... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We have a tiny marketing budget so positive feedback from visitors is really valuable and much appreciated. Come back soon! More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I visited the museum today with my 88 year old mother (who had worked at the factory in 1940, for a very short time doing war work) we had a fantastic time the place is amazing, really interesting, and this is helped by the staff who can't do enough for you. Paul and Ian were full of information. This place... More 

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

Thank you for your very positive and enthusiastic review. I`m so pleased to hear that you and your mother enjoyed your visit, and that Ian and Paul looked after you. They are both very knowledgeable about the leather trade and love to share their expertise with visitors. And it sounds like the cafe and shop impressed you too! Our belts... More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As a resident of Walsall a trip to the Walsall Leather Museum was well overdue. What a fantastic experience. The reception staff were warm, welcoming and very knowledgable. Following the route through the museum the crafts and processes were clearly displayed in the set presentations. There were retired craftsmen and women on hand to demonstrate and explain the secrets of... More 

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

Many thanks for your enthusiastic review, we`re delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you here again before too long. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband took our 6 year old son who loved every second. Ron and Keith were amazing showed us everything and interacted with our son the whole time. We all loved it and will definitely visiting again.great day for the whole family.

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

Thank you for your very kind review. Ron and Keith will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit and I know they will be especially pleased that your son enjoyed it so much. We do try hard to appeal to all age groups, and it`s great to get such positive "family friendly" feedback. And thank you for the... More 

Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I with two friends visited on 30th December, having heard about the museum and looked at the website. The museum is a really fascinating insight into part of our industrial heritage. The visit was made all the more interesting by the talk given by Ron, a "never to retire" currier. His knowledge and passion about the subject... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write, and for your very positive comments about the museum . We are lucky to have such an enthusiastic and dedicated team of demonstrators, and Ron is a great ambassador for Walsall and all things leathery. We hope to see you again shortly! More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We dropped in to the Leather Museum as I'd heard it was very good and was free to enter. We did not expect to get a tour, but were really pleasantly surprised to get shown around by a lovely and knowledgeable man called Ron. He is very entertaining, full of interesting information, used to be a currier himself, and -as... More 

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

I`m delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for taking the time to write- and so enthusiastically too! It gives the team here a real boost to get such positive feedback. Ron is a great asset and we are very lucky to have such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. May I take this oportunity to wish you... More 

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