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Walsall Leather Museum

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Address: Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
Phone Number: +44 1922 652288
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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We have lived a few miles away since it opened and never visited ! Had a really lovely morning in such an interesting museum, made a keyring for 50p !! and went to a well run cafe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have lived a few miles away since it opened and never visited ! Had a really lovely morning in such an interesting museum, made a keyring for 50p !! and went to a well run cafe for a cream tea and a coffee. Will be going there on our future shopping trips as it is only a short walk... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took a party of primary school children. We made a slipper and key fob. The children had a go at saddle stitching and listened to a talk by a lady who had worked in the leather industry. We also saw lots of objects and clothing made in leather. The staff were really helpful. The children really enjoyed it. There... More 

Thank Julie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a local, I've been round the Museum twice, and to their lovely cafe several times. The present site is an old leather works, and some of the staff are really friendly and, having been involved in the trade can give a real insight. Walsall Council is considering moving it to a smaller site due to budget cuts, where most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived near here all my life and never been until today. So impressed. Fab displays and easy to read information. Staff were so lovely and there's plenty of activities on during the year for children. I popped in to see the Hodson sisters exhibition and will definitely return soon with my daughter

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Llantwit Fardre, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, to visit and weren't disappointed. Really enjoyed the museum and our chat, over 1/2 he spent with leather expert.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Very interesting. Variety of things to look at. Good gift shop and cafe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed having a look round here as something different. It is interesting and free. There seemed to be a lot of people using the cafe here too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I revisited this small museum about the crafts that made Walsall famous. We were able to speak to folk who had worked in the trade and were obviously proud of the industry. There is a small shop, and a cafeteria which we used for lunch. It has convenient off street car parking just across the street which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to visit with family and friends. It was amazing to see the old craft and see the beautiful leather goods. The gift shop had a lot of interesting items and we had lunch in the cafe. The meals were great. It was lovely to have Anne show us all the tools and explain the workings of this wonderful... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 24.9.16. Visited cafe for roll and coffee first. Excellent and all staff extremely friendly. Then went to museum and had a guided tour which was not booked and again, excellent. Very informative regarding the history of tanners in Walsall. Then spoke with the artisan leather worker who explained and showed the methods and different leathers. Superb. Would recommend to... More 

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