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Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton St. W., Walsall WS2 8EQ, England
44-1922-721153
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Walsall
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 17, 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We really like this little museum, the guys who demonstrate are funny and informative. Great place if you are in to leather 8)

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to know about the history of Walsall's leather trade then this is the place to visit, and it's totally free. The staff are very informative and keen to answer any questions you may have, and if you are lucky enough to visit when Ron is demonstrating you are in for a treat.He is a vetran of 70+... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great museum all about the history of leather production in Walsall and the black country, very friendly and knowledgeable staff happy to answer any questions you may have. The shop is full of locally made products, for all price ranges from a few pounds to a few hundred, council pay and display car park across the road. Well worth a... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A great little museum that every visitor to Walsall should set aside some time to visit. Loads of interesting exhibits showing how creative the leather workers were through the ages and a good eye opener about how much hard work they had to do. There are people in the museum who will chat to you. They are people who spent... More

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Pool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The museum is a sheer delight.The same can not be said of the cafe.I have never encountered such dreadful service.The depths of which would equal Basil Fawlty on a bad day. My partner ordered a soup starter and a lasagne main.Both were issued at the same time.I was met with astonishment when I told the lady behind the counter that... More

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

I am so sorry to hear that you have had such a poor experience in our cafe. As you may know, the cafe is run as a franchise by Walsall College. Rest assured that we have already passed on a copy of your review to them and will be meeting with them tomorrow. It is most unfortunate as the cafe... More

kenilworth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I didn't know anything about Walsall's connection with the leather industry. Now I do! A lovely place/building and well worth a look if you are in Walsall. It is not just about the historical use of leather but modern/'craft' items are well represented. Very friendly, warm and helpful people. Did you know that HMQ gets her handbags from Walsall?

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

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Leather Museum and that you now know a little more about Walsall's rich history. It's lovely to have such great feedback about our staff and volunteers; we take a real pride in reviews like yours. Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Took the kids to the Leather Museum, Friendly staff and lovely Lady helping us make Key rings. As we were very hungry, we were looking forward to a tasty lunch! To much discuss, i have never in my life been served food in this way, The chicken baguette was under cooked, and looked like it had been sat on, the... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Obviously we are pleased that you enjoyed the Museum itself and that you found our staff friendly. However I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience in our cafe. Your comments are extremely valuable to us and I will be passing them straight onto Walsall... More

lichfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I found a car park virtually next door to the museum(,£2 for 3 hours)the reception/shop was very well laid out with ample space.The receptionist was very friendly.the museum shows all aspects of the leather processing stages,then it goes on to show the various,products,and tools used to produce the finished articles.There is far more than making saddles.The guide is a retired... More

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Visitor's reviews are worth more than any publicity we put out ourselves, so thank you for taking the time. We are extremely lucky to be so well located for parking. it may be worth pointing out that it only costs £3 for the whole day which may be useful for visitors wishing combine... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

You can easily spend a couple of hours here looking at the history of the leather trade in Walsall. As you go in (its free to visit) you go through a shop with local leather goods on sale (often they have a sale on). The premises are a former leather works with lots of exhibits. Its a nice place to... More

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

What a lovely way to start the year off - a lovely review! Our best advert are our happy visitors so thank you for taking the time to submit your comments. More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Lovely staff and very interesting museum. Parking is just across the road (there is a charge). Wanted to stay for longer but had a meeting to attend. Will definitely return.

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

I'm so glad to hear that you had a lovely visit to the Museum and found it interesting and the staff friendly. It is really helpful to us having a car park so close (and even better now that the charges have been reduced!). I hope that you will be able to visit us again in the future when you... More

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