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Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton St. W., Walsall WS2 8EQ, England
+44 1922 652288
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Walsall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Walsall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I bought two beautiful leather wallets at a very reasonable price for the quality of leather and workmanship and made in Walsall!! The staff are friendly and helpful and even rang to arrange with a local 'gold blocking' company around the corner for me to have initials on the wallets. What brilliant customer service.

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Some fantastic items are made in our local leather factories and we like to think our shop is a showcase for some of the best of them. There are some amazing leatherworking skills in the town- and we want the tradition to continue for another hundred years! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff at museum. We had booked our grandchildren aged 5 and 7 on a 2 hour craft session. It was great. Highly recommended. We will go back again to visit the rest of the museum. We only had time to make key rings as a souvenir.

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Milton Keynes, UK
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you're in the area, pay this museum a visit. Its free. Paid parking over the road (Walsall is paid parking mad) which is Ok at £1.40 for 2 hours. It takes you though the processes of the leather industry, and the internal staff who work or have worked within the trade really added their experience and enthusiasm for the... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Top quality venue & beautifully restored buildings. Would recommend it to all! The volunteers are very impressive. Educate yourself and your family about local things they don't teach you in school. It's even better because it's free........................................................................................................ Cafe was very reasonable too....................................................................

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We can't buy publicity like that! So thank you for taking the time - it is much appreciated. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A highlight of our visit to this interesting local museum was meeting the elderly man who had formerly worked in the leather trade and was happy to share his stories with us and show us his tools and some of the hides he had worked on. This is an excellent small museum in interesting buildings which makes you aware of... 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! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Our demonstrators are our biggest asset and we are so lucky to have them. More

Walsall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Free entry. The leather industry put Walsall on the map and the Museum is an excellent and interesting place to visit. With demonstrations from skilled leather workers and very well informed volunteers this is a place not to miss if you are visiting the area. Have a bite to eat and a drink at the excellent cafe.

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

We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. thank you for taking the time to send in a review. More

Walsall
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hi there. We visited the leather museum and cafe today 28/6/14 having read previous reviews about cafe during February it is hard to believe It is the same cafe. We have had excellent and very friendly service. All I can assume is that different staff are now running it.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and the cafe. You are quite correct that the cafe is now under new management and we are delighted that it is now back to its normal excellent standard (previous reviews were made during a temporary interim period between managers).... More

Walsall
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A wonderful museum, lovely staff willing to demonstrate and answer any questions. Also free entry. The tea room is also lovely, again very friendly and very good prices.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Walsall's fortunes were built on the leather industry, so it's good to have a museum in the town in a former leather mill. It gives an interesting insight into the leather industry, and is a good place to visit on a wet afternoon with the kids. Entry is free.

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

Thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. You're right, the museum does make a great place to visit in bad weather but our lovely gardens are glorious in the sunshine too and well worth a visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Although we live less than 10 miles away we had never visited before. What a great place. We took our two teenage daughters who I thought may have been a bit bored but even they enjoyed it. The receptionist was extremely helpful and friendly and asked us if we would like a tour, which we did. Ron the guide had... More

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

Hi, thanks for your lovely review. I think we are all a bit guilty of not visiting the places on our own doorstep but we are really glad that you finally made it here and that your visit was so positive. And I'm not sure if the weather was good enough when you visited but the gardens do make a... More

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