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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 - 17:00
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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 didn't get to spend much time here but I'm sure next time I'll be hanging around for a lot longer The staff are charming and very knowledgable Their passion was soooo evident... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Muhammad Monzur M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I didn't get to spend much time here but I'm sure next time I'll be hanging around for a lot longer The staff are charming and very knowledgable Their passion was soooo evident to see in the manner they spoke in, I'm talking in particular about the lady at the shop / reception. She invited me to come back soon... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I worked in Walsall for years and drove past this museum frequently but had never visited until this week. What a great little place! I went with a small group and we had a wonderful guided tour. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable and just lovely and friendly. I had a vague idea about Walsall's leather industry but mainly from... More 

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1 Thank bmac5
Walsall, England
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walsall Leather Museum has so much to offer. The museum itself has so many interesting artefacts to look at with exhibitions changing very regularly and the story of Leather in Walsall is really brought to life. The shop has beautiful leather gifts to buy of lovely quality. I am really enjoying visiting the museum every month to learn new crafting... More 

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Midlands
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place with lots to see and learn eg all the surnames associated with leather, the tanning and 'currying' processes, and displays of leather goods up to the present day, Good for any age except really small children - it's not that spacious - but for older ones there are demos and 'have a go' sessions at certain times (check... More 

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Thank silentcharacter75
Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited the leather museum, to be honest we had an hour to pass, was very very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the attraction. The staff there were fantastic, there enthuses and passion for the museum is amazing, the knowledge of them is second to none. In all it was a shame to only have a short time, I will... More 

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

Pleasant staff. Short walk from railway station and the two bus stations in Walsall. Directions are a liitle patchy though - best find the location on a map first (just off Stafford Strret)

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

Thanks for a great review. We are looking at signposts again shortly - if in doubt aim for Walsall College, which is our big neighbour! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been meaning to visit the Walsall Leather Museum for some time & finally succeeded on 9 March 2017. We had a fabulous 2 hours, with a personal guided tour of this lovely little gem. So surprised that there was no charge, just a request for a donation, which we happily made. We will certainly be back & I... More 

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Thank VickiA7
Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. It`s enthusiastic `5 star`feedback like this which has helped to publicise the Leather Museum to lots of new visitors who have never heard of us before. And it`s also made us officially one of the `top 5` museums in the West Midlands on Trip Advisor. We are so grateful to everyone who has taken... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I have slowly given up driving which has become tiresome and using public transport to go round the Countryside I have become more observant of the cities and towns that i go to. I include Walsall in this a wonderful town I spent a couple of pleasant hours here, plus the train station was really good. Birmingham New Street... More 

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

Many thanks for the 5 star review. Walsall has lots to offer, not just the Leather Museum of which we are very proud, but also our New Art Gallery with its fabulous Garman Ryan collection, and the beautiful Arboretum, which many say is the finest town park in the West Midlands. Three good reasons to spend a day in Walsall! More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going once a month to the craft workshop and have learnt many new skills, been inspired by the Lady who runs them (Franchesca) and the people I meet there. Covered loads craft ideas, and look forward to them each month.

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1 Thank Kay H
Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We weren't sure how people would respond to our new `Craft Club` but it has really taken off and it has been lovely to see the Club develop as people try new skills and gain in confidence. And the end results have been amazing- some really beautiful work has been produced. Francesca has lots... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum upon a recommendation from a friend and we were pleasantly surprised to see how various items were made and treated and become belts saddles bags etc. I had a go at embossing a piece of leather with gold leaf using a heated press. The people were very friendly and informative. I would recommend it to anyone

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

Thank you for a very positive review, I`m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and I hope we will see you again sometime. More 

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