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Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
+44 1922 652288
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Absoloutley lovely cafe staff!

Me and 3 other family members went to the leather museum's cafe for their afternoon tea yesterday... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jess9G
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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worth a visit

A nice little free museum not very big but interesting worth a visit.The staff are friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
340gerry70
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
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+44 1922 652288
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and 3 other family members went to the leather museum's cafe for their afternoon tea yesterday and it was lovely! The staff in there were so polite, they catered for our every need, even poured our drinks for us, and were just so warm...More

Thank Jess9G
Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So pleased to hear that you had a great visit to our café. The staff make a real effort to ensure that everyone is made to feel welcome. And, as you say, the food is delicious and very good value. I hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little free museum not very big but interesting worth a visit.The staff are friendly and will answer any questions you might have.But take my advice give the cafe a miss absolute rubbish,It was a hot day all the wife and myself wanted was...More

Thank 340gerry70
Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your 5 star review. I`m pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum, though sorry to hear your experience of the café was not so positive. I will raise the lack of coke with the café operators who I am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great to talk to people who were leather workers. A great way to spend a couple of hours. Cafe is excellent value as well.

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Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for a great review, it gives staff and volunteers a real boost to get such lovely feedback. Please come again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice little museum. popped in to kill a few hours very interesting and worth a look very freindly and knowledgable staff

Thank Kraig B
Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, it`s lovely to have such positive comments. And do come back and visit us again soon. Our new `Toy Stories` exhibition which has just opened is proving a real hit with visitors of all ages!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent small museum in which to spend a very interesting hour or so. Friendly staff, lovely leather goods shop and free entry ! (donation) All with the wonderful smell of leather.More

Thank GromitNorwich
Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great review. I`m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We have just opened our latest exhibition `Toy Stories`, a nostalgic romp through 100 years of 20th century toys, which is proving a big hit with visitors. Admission to all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited the museum and thoroughly enjoyed looking back in time and the industry that made Walsall famous across the world. The premises that house the museum is very small but that somehow adds to the atmosphere. I found the people in the museum...More

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Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review. It`s lovely to have such enthusiastic feedback. Our staff and volunteers love what they do and are passionate about sharing their pride in Walsall`s achievements with visitors of all ages. Admission to the museum remains free and we generally...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very interesting visit here we are warmly greeted by a young man in the shop and then meet the saddler who showed us what to look for in a good leather and a man called Bill who was very welcoming unfortunately a school...More

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Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a great review, it`s very helpful to us to have honest feedback , and I`m so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Excellent museum and staff - really well worth visiting. The amenities in the area have been wrecked by the govt cuts, I just hope this museum survives.More

Thank runton
Leathermuseum, Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for a great review. We are still here! We can thoroughly recommend a visit to our sister attractions, the Arboretum and the New Art Gallery, both within 5 minutes walk of the Leather Museum. Three great attractions- the perfect excuse for day out in...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Recently attended a society meeting here and the facilities are excellent. The restaurant staff cooked meals to order for our members and we were wowed by the locally made bags, wallets and other items on sale in the shop. Schools and families use the museum...More

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Visited as a group of Year Six children. The staff were so welcoming, and their knowledge was superb. The visit started off with a short introduction about the Anglo-Saxons, then the children went on to make their own leather Anglo-Saxon helmets. They absolutely loved it!...More

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Karen N
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Response from runton | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know. Its certainly disable friendly to get in - slopes as well as steps, but I don't know about inside, but I would think so as they had a revamp after the disability laws were updated.
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WillStaffordshire
4 June 2015|
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Response from Walsallmike | Property representative |
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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