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Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
+44 1922 652288
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Great part of British history used to take the kids on hols always had activities on and kids loved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzie S
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Half-term visit with my nephew

This venue was threatened with closure during Walsall Council review. It is a unique museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doreen B
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
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+44 1922 652288
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great part of British history used to take the kids on hols always had activities on and kids loved it clean place and very informative

Thank Suzie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue was threatened with closure during Walsall Council review. It is a unique museum charting the local trade. Free entry with variety of events and course on offer for a realistic payment. The displays are interesting with knowledgeable and helpful staff. A lovely tea...More

Thank Doreen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see complete hides of cow, snake, aligator, emu was special. The old photos, blown up to A1 size showed just how busy Walsall leather makers used to be. The staff are very informed too. Well worth a visit.

Thank vonnyshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Walsall Leather Museum is a very pleasant surprise and well worth a visit! It tells the story of Walsall's history with the leather industry very closely linked with The Royal Family, The First World War and very famous jockeys as a lot of the...More

Thank Penelope A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids really enjoyed it here very educational full of things to touch and feel and evenly spaced out. Lovely local heritage and history fantastic day out

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title is because it is a shame that this wonderful museum does not have its own website, so it does not get the publicity it deserves. The guided tour was exceptional, the layout, the information boards were creative with just enough to read, without...More

Thank Janice E
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Walsall has a deep history of Leather making and this museum really shows it off. It has an outstanding collection and is displayed beautifully, the staff are welcoming, and passionate about keeping the skills that are needed alive. I would highly recommend the museum for...More

Thank Liam W
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit The workshops are useful, hands on and keep young ones entertained. The staff are knowledgable and the displays are full of information. It was certainly an interesting visit.

Thank rose_atkins
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a small museum housed in one of the few buildings remaining from the mass of factories dealing in leather goods. Walsall manufactured masses of leather saddles, alongside the bridles, bits etc. needed for WW1. The history is explained in an east to read...More

Thank palum1
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Free to enter and long stay pay and display is just across the road in Day Street. We spent a good hour in the cafe with the kids before we had a wander around the courtyard area at the back, a fairly relaxed place where...More

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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review with some great photographs too! It really helps us to spread the word. I'm so glad that you decided to pay us a visit and hope you will return again soon.

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From what we saw it was ground floor with slopes
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My son is also in a wheelchair and whilst it is not easy it is possible to get round with a wheelchair
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We are very proud of the toilets here and our cleaners work very hard to keep them spotless at all times so like you I was surprised when I read this review. On looking into it I found out that we did have a large school... More
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