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Walsall Leather Museum

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Address: Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
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+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
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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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A lovely place to visit

I have been to this museum many times and it never fails to entrance me. It has a nice welcoming gift shop and some fascinating exhibits about the history of leather and lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rachel W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to this museum many times and it never fails to entrance me. It has a nice welcoming gift shop and some fascinating exhibits about the history of leather and lots of exhibits that you can touch. The newest section is about a local firm who made metal kitchenware, which was fascinating. The cafe on the way out... More 

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wolverhampton
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

for a free admission place its very good. the chap who does the demo in the workshop is brilliant with the kids well worth a visit

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Thank katieHM1980
Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We have a great team of demonstrators ( mostly volunteers) who love what they do. We always try to ensure there are things for children to have ago at, and this being half term week we have lost of activities around the museum including a quiz and key fob making, plus lots of individual activities... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved visiting this Museum. It's a very informative and interesting museum. There was plenty to see and lots of exhibits.

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

Thank you for the lovely `5 star` feedback. We are so grateful to you and all the other reviewers who have posted such kind comments about the Leather Museum. Please visit us again soon! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum. Well laid out, well displayed and an excellent record of the leather industry in the area including a wealth of examples and workshops showing tools and processes. The museum shop sells good examples of quality leatherware at reasonable prices.

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Thank Rob P
Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. With our limited marketing budget, positive reports like this are a huge help in publicising the museum to potential new visitors, and we are very grateful to everyone who takes the time to review us. Please keep spreading the news that there are some good things to see and do in Walsall- including our great... More 

Leicestershire
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Walsall Leather Museum in 1988 and have visited on numerous occasions ever since. A rich source of the towns leather trade history and associated trades. The staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, always keen to assist and help with any questions. On many occasions I have taken advantage of their reference library for research which contains many catalogues,... More 

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

Thank you for your very generous review. It`s great to have some publicity for our Livery Companies` Library collection, which remains something of a well kept secret. Although some famous names have beaten a path to it over the years (designers from Mulberry, Hermes, Anya Hindmarch, Penhaligons, Swaine and Adeney, and most recently Margaret Howell, to name just a few)... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a visit today and what a treat. Excellent museum with knowledgeable staff and all for free!Learnt a lot about the leather trade in a superb visual and auditory display. It would be such a shame if Walsall was to lose this educational attraction. Will visit again to see the garden and enjoy the cafe.

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Thank Ivy291104
Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

I`m so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for such a supportive review. I can report that the Leader of the Council has announced that the Leather Museum will not be moving, so (subject to final approval by full Council on 23rd February) we hope to be here in our beautiful Victorian factory in Wisemore... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy to make a return visit with another guest - and delighted to find a different `extra'. It was an explanation of skins/leathers, sewing machines and descriptions of other machines for splitting, skiving and edging (cannot recall correct name). Lovely little shop.

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

It`s always a lovely boost to receive such a positive review. Many thanks for taking the time to write - I hope we will see you back here again before to long. We have just opened our latest exhibition on the history of Old Hall, a Walsall company which started out making bits and stirrups for horses and ended up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting, we learnt so much and now look at leatherwork totally differently- going again John and Margaret from Bridgnorth

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

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit Many thanks for the 5 stars! More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited the leather museum with our class from college. It is surprising to me that so many people had never been to such a unique attraction that offers such interesting information about the history of our own town. When in Walsall, this attraction is what I would consider the top one to see! Very interesting and educational. Would... More 

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

Thank you so much! We really appreciate people taking time to recommend us and it means more than any publicity we can put out as obviously we're biased! We're always happy to organise visits for Travel and Tourism students as the museum can make an interesting case study. Staff are always happy to talk about how a visitor attraction works... More 

Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passion, is what struck us this cold Saturday morning...Welcomed as soon as we walked through the door from staff that actually looked like they wanted to be there. A very nice lady then welcomed us and briefed us on the lay out of the museum and asked if we wanted a free tour, we declined (wish we hadn't ) then... More 

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

What a great review and thank you for your kind comments. We think our staff and volunteers are amazing but it is lovely to hear that from visitors. I'm so pleased that you got to meet Keith as he really does bring the trade to life. And he is a perfect example of the continuation of the skills of the... More 

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