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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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Learn all about leather making history.

Great place to take the kids to learn about the history of leather making, This is what Walsall is know for. Also, it's free.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
DebsJ14
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the kids to learn about the history of leather making, This is what Walsall is know for. Also, it's free.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My son and I had never been to Walsall and it was the London Midland ticket staff at Walsall station who said check the museum out. What a little Gem Thank you to Ron for explaining the leather process and the history and his own experience the man is Ninety in August so you are meeting someone who started in... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The crafting courses are wonderful. They are run by excellent people who specialize in their craft. Very enjoyable and the end result is a beautiful piece of art work to take home that you have created.

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited by Ian who had heard about Walsall's history of leather making, he went to find out more and had an enjoyable hour or so looking at the informative displays and talking to Ron who is an expert in leather making having started in 1940. There are examples of how leather is made and the equipment used as well as... More 

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

Many thanks for your very positive review. Its always good to hear that people have enjoyed their visit to the museum. Ron is a star and his enthusiasm for the subject is unique- he must be one of the most enthusiastic and energetic (nearly) 90 year olds in the country! Thank you once again for the feedback ,and hope to... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a hidden jem I never knew about it until I looked on a website for thing to do in Walsall and I was on there so I paid a visit I surprised It was a Magnificent place went up to the demonstrators room you can make your own keying and do gold blocking but our favourites are Paul and... More 

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

Dear Beth, Thank you for your lovely review. I`m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, and it sounds like Wendy and Paul looked after you very well. We hope to see you back at the museum again in the near future! More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited the Leather Museum recently with my grand children, aged 7.5yrs. and 3.5 yrs. For adults it is best not to have small children to distract you. After their initial shyness my grand children really enjoyed making embossed key rings and trying on the leather uniforms with the volunteer helpers.(Currently Fridays only?). Well worth a visit as it will open... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review, I`m delighted to hear that you and your grandchildren had such an enjoyable time at the museum and had fun meeting our demonstrators. We aim to have demonstrations and guided tours available every day we are open, although just occasionally one of our lovely volunteers may be on leave, so don't hesitate to... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

As a free entry venue this is right up there. A free guided tour by knowledgeable, friendly staff with hands on participation made for a very interesting 2.5 hour visit. Good cafe facilities along with an interesting shop. Amazing, can't go wrong here.

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

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic and positive review. We have a tiny marketing budget so publicity like this is a great help in bringing the museum to the attention of more people. Many thanks for taking the time to write More 

Great Wyrley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This small museum based in an old leather factory gives the facts of how leather was worked and the large number of items that were produced ranging from purses to horse saddles, well worth the visit.

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

Thank you for your review Yvonne, good publicity like this is very welcome and much appreciated! More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I visited the centre this week with a group of my adult students who are new to England. I thought it would be a lovely and education trip to see what Walsall and the surrounding areas are about. I rang the museum a day in advance and they sorted us out amazingly. They arranged a tour free of charge with... More 

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

Well, I think that is one of the nicest reviews we have ever had on Trip Advisor so thank you from all the team here at the Leather Museum. We try to learn from all comments made by visitors, good and bad, but we are only human and it does give us a big boost to get such lovely feedback.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Entrance is via the shop, and you immediately come into contact with the staff. Friendly and warm and very helpful I was made to feel very welcome. Lots of questions asked and answered, and the chance to see some modern leather goods from local manufacturers along with various souvenirs made me want to linger before entering the actual museum! There's... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very positive review, it`s most helpful for us to have feedback regarding impressions of the museum, and it sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We aim to always have guided tours available during our opening hours, and demonstrators in our workshops on every day we are open. Our lovely volunteers (Wendy, Paul ,... More 

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Additional Information about Walsall Leather Museum

Address: Littleton St. W., Walsall WS2 8EQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1922 652288
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Walsall
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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