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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Warm and friendly, informative and insightful.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Mark L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful day creating a leather mask today. Excellent tuition, great group of like minded people and a wearable mask to boot! Great value for money and would do it all again. Fingers crossed I can get on the next leather workshop. Many thanks to all staff at the Museum.

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Being a local lad I must admit this was my first visit to the museum. It was family history research that took me there & had I have visited sooner I would have saved hours of work elsewhere. I visited on the afternoon of Tuesday 23 June. The young lady at the reception listened intently to my request for information.... More 

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

Thank you for a heartfelt and generous review. Both David and Harriet ( the young lady you met on reception) take great pleasure in helping our visitors with enquiries and I know they will be delighted by your comments. We have some unique resources in our collection and although we cannot promise to always find the answers people are looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I'm not a fan of leather (I hate the smell) however myself & my boyfriend leave the Midlands next week after being here for four years for university. We had never visited the leather museum until today. It was fantastic! Stunning building, no over powering smell of leather & lots to look at. Would recommended to anyone.

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

I`m delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. Many of our visitors comment on how there`s a lot more to the museum than they expected, and find that a 20 minute visit can end up taking an hour and a half or more, by the time they've explored the displays, had a chat with our demonstrators and had a go... More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Visited museum late Friday afternoon to find we were the only visitors - a good time if you want to avoid school parties in this small building but cafe closed! We were welcomed on entry and spent a leisurely time looking at the leather goods for sale in the small shop. The next hour was spent viewing the very interesting... More 

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

I`m pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We were changing over exhibitions in two of the galleries when you visited so I hope you weren`t inconvenienced and still found plenty to see. The new exhibition (artwork by local schoolchildren commemorating the contribution made by horses to World War I) opens on Tuesday and promises to be a good one.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Came up to the museum for a days conference... had a few mins at the end if the day to pop round and have a look at the exhibition. What an absolutely wonderful gem of a museum... lovely displays... lots of explanatory boards and a fantastic and engaging experience. Well worth a visit and will definitely come again

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

Thank you for writing such a positive and enthusiastic review, I`m delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit us again before too long and spend a little longer exploring the museum. There are always new displays and exhibitions to see! More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I must admit despite living very close to Walsall for most of my life, I have only ever treated the place as a detour elsewhere. To say I was surprised to find this absolute gem of a museum is a veritable understatement. I knew a bit about the production of leather, I am now an expert and also know much... 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 review our museum. I know exactly what you mean about not going to attractions on our own doorstep - I think we are all guilty of that. I am delighted that you had such a positive experience. I was really pleased to see that you found our text panels useful -... More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great way of "seeing" part of Walsall as it used to be when it became a centre of excellence in the leather world....and it's FREE! Very nice people to talk to about what interests you....and don't miss the Cafe for a value snack....yummy!

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

Thank you very much for your very kind review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to talk to our lovely demonstrators - they really do enhance a visit. I hope you pay us another visit in the future. More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was dragged along to the Leather Museum on a weekend visit to friends nearby, but this was a thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating visit. A friendly welcome (and free entry) was a great start. Ron - a former leather currier - explained how leather was worked in the past, but for me the learning experience was Brummie Keith who explained... More 

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

Thank you for your very kind review, I`m so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Keith and Ron are great demonstrators and both have their own circle of fans! They really do help to bring the museum alive and manage to impart a lot of information in a painless way. I do hope you will visit us again before... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

love the building, staff was really nice and helpful when i got lost.ahaa. disliked the toilets, very dity, hard to find as was my first time there

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

Thank you for our 100th Five Star review. I`m glad you enjoyed your visit which I think coincided with a large school party who had a wonderful time making clay artefacts in the museum- hence a few grubby fingerprints around the place. Fortunately our brilliant cleaners soon returned everything to normal! More 

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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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