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Walsall Leather Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Went to the museum last Saturday 8th Dec with family (All adults) And what an amazing place. We... read more

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beryl c
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
The shop and the workshop areas I rate the best areas

I went to learn more about leather craft for a hobby. Hence, i was more interested in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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“key ring”(27 reviews)
“guided tour”(21 reviews)
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 ours and demonstrations...more
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Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
+44 1922 652288
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All reviews key ring well worth a visit guided tour local history make your own interesting place to visit gift shop fascinating insight free entry wings couple of hours school holidays friendly staff little gem for sale across the road lovely cafe
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Reviewed today

Went to the museum last Saturday 8th Dec with family (All adults) And what an amazing place. We were there over 2 hours as there were so many things to look at & learn about the history of leather in The Midlands. We all enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to learn more about leather craft for a hobby. Hence, i was more interested in the practical side than the local history part. The area around the work shop was really very good. Keith Parker was sharing his knowledge in a very positive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 603julesw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent an enjoyable afternoon wandering around the museum discovering the history of the town. I particularly enjoyed being able to handle some of the exhibits which really helps to bring the history alive. A bonus was the very personal and friendly service offered by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lisa r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't believe it's free entry, the people who run this are so enfused and pationate About leather and the heritage surrounding walsall and it's past.if you were not interested in leather and it's craft you will at the end of the Tour and talk, if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank robert f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful small museum with the friendliest of staff. Walsall once supplied saddles to the whole world - 700 people were involved in the trade. There is 100s of years of history here. We must not let this heritage be forgotten. I have travelled down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank woodenheadGlasgow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with friends and spent 1.5-2 hours happily looking round and talking with the resident saddle-maker. It was fascinating to see the history of Walsall laid out so clearly and in such a thoughtful manner. How the town adapted to the changing economic conditions...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank eurotrippers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so interesting. I didn't want to go because it didn't appeal to me. So glad I went. So many skills lost but recreated here.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Siobhan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had friends down from Nottingham and took them to Walsall Leather Museum. Very interesting, educational they really enjoyed it and so did i. Well worth a visit, thank you x

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a party of eight old age pensioners with a wide range of disabilities to cope with to this museum. We were treated to a warm welcome and given a conducted tour, guided by a staff member, who pitched his presentation at just the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome, friendly staff. Interesting stall of New Hall table ware. Fascinating to see how the leather industry worked in Walsall

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Traveler765054
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April 12, 2018|
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Response from Sharon A | Reviewed this property |
No. Just pop in. It’s free entry too
Sheryl D
November 27, 2017|
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Response from naturelover561 | Property representative |
Yes, there is a large shop with a good selection of locally made leather goods such as wallets, purses, belts, bags etc. The prices are very reasonable.
November 7, 2017|
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Response from mummy2my_world | Reviewed this property |
From what we saw it was ground floor with slopes