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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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I'd always wanted to go but never quite made time until this week. Wow - to start with its free which would normally be a warning to not go - in this case it's a bonus. Secondly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Velda C
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd always wanted to go but never quite made time until this week. Wow - to start with its free which would normally be a warning to not go - in this case it's a bonus. Secondly it's a nice size - just large enough to be very informative and interested but too long. The demonstrators were chatty and very... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large town centre park, something for everyone. Gardens, lakes, children play areas, long walks, exercise/keep-fit areas, tea and ice cream, quietness/ solitude ( if required ) dog walking and pony trekking areas.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this cinema all the time now very clean great big screen comfortable chairs if you go before 12 in the afternoon it's only £5

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only live a few miles from this Museum but had never visited it until the other day. I am really glad I did because this is a lovely Museum, educational, interesting, well presented displays plus a café and a live demonstration of leather craft. I intend to return with my friend soon.

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

Thank you for a lovely review. We hope to see you back here before long. We have some great events coming up , including our fabulous Easter Family Fun Day on Easter Monday (17th April) which is always hugely popular! Doors open at 10.30am and we can promise fun and entertainment and activities all day. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a very interesting couple of hours in this lovely old building. We had a guided tour by the staff who were very knowledgeable. Cafe had a nice selection of food and drinks.

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

Thank you for a smashing review. We`re delighted- and rather amazed- to find that we are now one of Trip Advisor`s `top 10 things to do` in the West Midlands (out of 470 attractions listed) . Thank you Rachel, and all the other people who have taken the time and effort to review us, we are so grateful. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good assist to Walsall, lots of things to see and do. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit

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

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in a restored leather factory and with an excellent guide, this museum provides a detailed insight into this local historic industry, which our group thoroughly enjoyed. This was completed by an overview of the skilled creation of small leather goods and the various types of leather used. We even had the chance to emboss key rings for ourselves. Well... More 

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

So glad that your group enjoyed their visit. I think all of our visitors enjoy being able to make something at the end of the tour - it seems to make the visit more memorable. Thanks for your review. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Co-op History Group visited the museum yesterday (25th March) and were made very welcome. We had a conducted tour of the museum and a demonstration/talk on the use of leather, the different types of leather and the manufacture of small leather goods. It was all very interesting and quite entertaining! We learned a lot about the processes and skill... More 

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

I'm so glad to hear that your group enjoyed their visit - our guide told me how much she'd enjoyed it too! We love hearing such positive feedback - it makes what we do so much more worthwhile. We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us went to Walsall Leather Museum what an experience it's free and well worth a visit, the work making leather goods takes a lot of skill.

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

Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate all feedback. And you're so right about the skill involved in making leather goods - the town has every right to be proud of its crafts men and women. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been living in Walsall for 30 years and never been here till my kids mentioned they went with the school trip. So I decided to go with the kids and see what the fuss was all about. First impressions it's free lol. This place is great and holds the leather history of walsall which I had no idea... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback - and well done to your children for encouraging you to pay us a visit! I am pleased to say that after extensive public consultation the Leather Museum will be remaining in its current location which is fantastic news. As you say, we are proud to be a focus of pride in the town's... More 

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