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Walsall Leather Museum

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A not so hidden gem of our heritage

Can't believe it's free entry, the people who run this are so enfused and pationate About leather... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
robert f
Great Little Museum with a big story to tell!

A delightful small museum with the friendliest of staff. Walsall once supplied saddles to the whole... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 ours and demonstrations...more
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Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
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+44 1922 652288
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a simply brilliant little museum giving simple and easily understandable information about the Leather industry and specifically Walsall's Leather history. Whether your a local or a visitor it's very worth while a visit. An additional bonus is the small but very cheap café....More

5  Thank WillStaffordshire
Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2015

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your lovely comments - we're so glad that you consider us to be a gem! You're right about our café, it is brilliant value and has proved to be very popular....More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 27, 2013

There's just a tired air about this place. It feels a bit of a mess and the staff didn't seem that interested in the place themselves. There was one old guy who was supposed to give us a demonstration about something but instead he just...More

3  Thank PJParkhouse
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All reviews key ring well worth a visit guided tour local history make your own interesting place to visit gift shop wings free entry couple of hours little gem pay and display school holidays answer any questions friendly staff across the road town centre
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Can't believe it's free entry, the people who run this are so enfused and pationate About leather and the heritage surrounding walsall and it's past.if you were not interested in leather and it's craft you will at the end of the Tour and talk, if...More

Thank robert f
Reviewed 2 days ago

A delightful small museum with the friendliest of staff. Walsall once supplied saddles to the whole world - 700 people were involved in the trade. There is 100s of years of history here. We must not let this heritage be forgotten. I have travelled down...More

Thank woodenheadGlasgow
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with friends and spent 1.5-2 hours happily looking round and talking with the resident saddle-maker. It was fascinating to see the history of Walsall laid out so clearly and in such a thoughtful manner. How the town adapted to the changing economic conditions...More

Thank eurotrippers
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so interesting. I didn't want to go because it didn't appeal to me. So glad I went. So many skills lost but recreated here.

Thank Siobhan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had friends down from Nottingham and took them to Walsall Leather Museum. Very interesting, educational they really enjoyed it and so did i. Well worth a visit, thank you x

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a party of eight old age pensioners with a wide range of disabilities to cope with to this museum. We were treated to a warm welcome and given a conducted tour, guided by a staff member, who pitched his presentation at just the...More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm welcome, friendly staff. Interesting stall of New Hall table ware. Fascinating to see how the leather industry worked in Walsall

Thank Traveler765054
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have Michael tell us all about the making of saddles in days gone by. It must have been a very difficult job without the aid of modern machinery. We visited here last Thursday and they've even tried to incorporate Halloween...More

Thank Yana12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum with a difference and activities such as helping people to make leather items. It also sells leather belts, purses etc. Excellent place to visit, especially for children.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my visit today, so very interesting and informative. We was lucky today ( Saturday ) as Keith was on site and what a lovely and very interesting time we had with him, he told us things about leather and which animal or print items...More

Thank Dorothy H
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Maps639071
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Sharon A | Reviewed this property |
No. Just pop in. It’s free entry too
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Sheryl D
November 27, 2017|
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Response from naturelover561 | Property representative |
Yes, there is a large shop with a good selection of locally made leather goods such as wallets, purses, belts, bags etc. The prices are very reasonable.
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elisabethann1
November 7, 2017|
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Response from mummy2my_world | Reviewed this property |
From what we saw it was ground floor with slopes
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