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Address: Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
Phone Number: +44 1922 652288
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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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leather museum, Walsall

A very interesting muesem telling the history of leather from tanning to end products the cafe was wonderful and very very resonable the ladies there were very friendly. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pamela L
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very interesting muesem telling the history of leather from tanning to end products the cafe was wonderful and very very resonable the ladies there were very friendly. The gift shop was well stocked

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant little museum highlighting Walsall's amazing heritage in relation to the Leather Industry. Lovely building. Lots of amazing information and a superb little café with very inexpensive but good quality food. It's free but desperately needs our support as the council are threatening to close the venue due to funding problems

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

Thank you for a super review. Walsall`s leather heritage is pretty much unique and is at the heart of the town`s sense of identity. Other towns in Britain had tanners and leatherworkers but Walsall is the only truly global centre of the saddlery trade. Saddles made in the town can be found on every continent and are used by top... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've taken a couple of classes here as part of their topics. The visit is free, with a small charge being made for optional extras like Agamemnon masks, moveable teddies etc. We even went to the council chambers once as part of our democracy visit. A cheap day out and thoroughly enjoyed by the children. Lots of different activities on... More 

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

Thanks for a lovely review.We are always delighted to welcome school visits and have a very extensive programme of hands- on activities which can be tailored to suit curriculum requirements. Our education officer, David, is keen to ensure that every school has a fantastic time here and is very happy to adapt and customise session so that visiting schools get... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

n.ice little museum close to the town of walsall, very helpfull staff the place is full of interesting things o f leather

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

Thanks for the review- we appreciate the kind comments and support! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please, if you are visiting the Leather Museum soon, sign the petition to keep it open. The council are planning to sell it. It will a sad day if it does close, the history of the Leather trade for which Walsall is famous, will be gone forever and the future generations will never know the history of the town.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. At the moment the Council is consulting on a range of options and no decisions will be made on the future of the museum until late Feb 2017 at the earliest. In the meantime we are very much still open for business, so please visit us again, use our café and shop,... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little meuseum - learned a lot , but had fun too. The volunteer guides are so engaging. Lovely cafe too. Easy parking across the road.

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

Thanks for your review, it`s good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I`m glad you met some of our volunteers. They are one of our greatest assets -they love what they do and their enthusiasm and passion for Walsall and leather is infectious! I hope we will see you again before too long More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am ashamed that I only recently learned of its existence, doubly so as I a horsewoman! Embarrassed too as it was easy to find.. A great insight into days gone by and one of the trades that Walsall is famous for. Really helpful, kind and knowledgeable staff. What struck me was how clean and cared for it all was.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic review. I`m delighted you discovered us and it is good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Catterick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who knew that Walsall had such a vibrant history with the leather trade. From saddles to bespoke handbags, this muesum was a real hidden gem. The staff were friendly and enthuasatic. I learnt so much about the local history and trade in a short trip on a dull, cold, Saturday afternoon. I hope the locals know how valuable the museum... More 

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

Many thanks for your review- it`s always great to get such positive feedback! I hope you will visit again before too long. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up in Walsall I've visited the museum before but we decided to pop in again when we had some time to kill this week - particularly since there is no charge for admission! We received a warm welcome at the front desk and were reminded of which way to head to see the galleries. The layout is easy... More 

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

Great reviews like this really make our job worthwhile and put a spring in our step- so thank you so much for taking the time to write, it means a lot. I think you have managed to touch on many of the things that help to make the Leather Museum that little bit different and special. As a manager I`m... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

been past the signs for this place a few times decided to go in today,so atmospheric and enjoyable.The staff were so friendly and the demonstration was very interesting,full of old artefacts and info about walsall.All this for free.Before we came out the staff told us the council in their wisdom want to close this little gem of a place.use it... More 

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

Thanks for a super review, its great to have such enthusiastic support from our visitors. The Council is consulting widely about options for the future and no final decision will be made about the future of the museum until February next year. In the meantime we have lots of events and activities happening ( please see our website) so please... More 

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