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Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton St. W., Walsall WS2 8EQ, England
+44 1922 652288
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Walsall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Walsall Leather Museum is housed in a restored Victorian factory building and offers a fascinating insight into the story of Walsall's famous... more » Owner description: Walsall Leather Museum is housed in a restored Victorian factory building and offers a fascinating insight into the story of Walsall's famous leatherworking trade. « less
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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

Thank you for your kind review. It's great that you had a chance to meet our demonstrators. They are our biggest asset and the place really wouldn't be the same without them! More

Walsall, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are so lucky to have Ron as a demonstrator at the museum and his enthusiasm and energy puts all us 'young' ones to shame! More

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of our shop and we are delighted that we are able to showcase Walsall-made leathergoods - there are quite a few bargains to be had there too! More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
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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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to chat to our demonstrators. They really love meeting all our visitors and are our best ambassadors. It might be worth mentioning that providing they are not already booked for another group, any visitor can ask for a guided tour which... More

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