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Walsall Leather Museum

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Address: Littleton St. W., Walsall WS2 8EW, England
Phone Number: +44 1922 652288
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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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Excellent little museum

This place is free, but has more than enough interesting exhibits to entertain for a good couple of hours. Fantastic to see the history of leather in Walsall then speak to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pandora5862
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is free, but has more than enough interesting exhibits to entertain for a good couple of hours. Fantastic to see the history of leather in Walsall then speak to the demonstrators. This was definitely the best bit as they are hugely knowledgeable and very articulate on the subject of small leather goods.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent venue with interesting items on show, staff who show a genuine interest and perfect refreshments.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little gem explains the history of a thriving & expansive business which made Wolverhampton an important player in the world of leather. Lots of information, simply laid out in chronological order. You can make your own leather key ring at the end for an inexpensive souvenir! And the adjoining cafe is excellent too. Allow an hour or so

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very quaint and unique set up right in the heart of Walsall town centre. Great staff and warm atmosphere!

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

Thanks for a great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for taking the time to give this feedback! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

superbly arranged collection of memorabilia related to this once vitally important craft and trade. Good to learn that Walsall is still a centre for leather-working and producing items at the cutting edge of style and fashion. Staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming.

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

Thank you so much for a lovely review. We value all feedback, but it`s especially welcome when it`s so positive! I`m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I hope you caught our latest show, `The Hodson Shop`, which opened this week. It features some of the contents of a local dress shop run by two sisters. They... More 

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

Took a group of learners from the training centre I work at to give them an insight to Walsall's industry. It was a lot smaller than anticipated, but we had a pre-arranged tour and we got to make keyrings for 50p, there are no charges for entry or the tours. They also do lots of activities during the school holidays.

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

I'm so pleased to hear that your group enjoyed their visit to the Leather Museum. It's really funny that you should mention the size of the museum as another group in the same week remarked that it was much bigger than they expected! We hope that you will visit us again in the future and thank you for helping to... More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been meaning to visit this museum for many years but only now managed to get to visit. If you like, or have an interest in leather, do not miss the opportunity to visit this lovely, friendly museum. One of the leather workers was in attendance and gave a great talk and demo on the machinery, types of leather,... 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 the Leather Museum and I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I think all of us try our very hardest to go above and beyond what our visitors expect and it certainly sounds like you experienced this in your hour of great parking need (it is very... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twelve members of our Stourbridge genealogy group visited the Leather Museum on Tuesday 21st June 2016 for a guided tour and what a delightful visit we had. I can't recommend it highly enough from the knowledgeable and friendly staff, the beautifully kept buildings, lovely Saddle Café and delicious food to the wealth of information we gleaned and the beautiful gardens.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic and generous review. It is lovely to have such positive feedback. We are proud of the museum but it is not as well known as we feel it should be, so it`s great to have such a whole-hearted recommendation on Trip Advisor! I will share your kind comments with the rest of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little museum. We spent nearly two hours there and learnt so much about Walsall history and leather industry, from fabulous displays and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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

What a lovely review - thank you so much. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will visit us again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Free admission, and a interesting insight into the history of Walsall ' s leather industry. Well worth a visit, family friendly. Small café and Shop. Also does School and group visits.

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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 the Leather Museum and to recommend us to others. You are quite right that we very much welcome group and school visits and have lots of activities to offer and also a wide programme of adult workshops and events too. More 

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