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National Leather Collection

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!I enjoyed to spend time in!I recomand! Very nice place!All the leather is... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Mihai N
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Brilliant hidden museum

We spent 3 hours here. The collection is fascinating and filled with local knowledge as well as... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Verygoodwelldone
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Leather is everywhere! The National Leather Collection is the nation's largest collection of leather craft, with 10,000 objects, telling the world story of leather from prehistory to present day. Each item tells its own tale, from Egyptian...more
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| Our entrance is off the Market Square, opposite Eurochange., Northampton NN1 2EW, England
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!I enjoyed to spend time in!I recomand! Very nice place!All the leather is wonderful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mihai N
Victoria G, Assistant Curator at National Leather Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mihai, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 hours here. The collection is fascinating and filled with local knowledge as well as more national things. We spent ages doing leather stamping which was so much fun. The staff were knowledgable and friendly. The stores tour was brillianthe. Being able to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Verygoodwelldone
Victoria G, Assistant Curator at National Leather Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Not knowing what to expect I was very pleasantly surprised. They had a very extensive collection of all things leather related and then some! We were treated to a leather stamp workshop which was fun and we even got to take our bookmarks home! The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Victoria G, Assistant Curator at National Leather Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We're glad that you enjoyed spending Heritage Open Days with us! There's plenty more to see, hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The staff were excited and accommodated our interest of special items, which they brought to us for closer inspection. We managed to get great photos of the said items.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Victoria G, Assistant Curator at National Leather Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit! We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Happen to be on Northampton on a Weds and went to this amazing collection. We were even taken into the store rooms and held a Roman shoe.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Victoria G, Assistant Curator at National Leather Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Jenny! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the National Leather Collection. It's been a while ... perhaps you're due another?

Reviewed 2 May 2018

My first visit to the new space for the Leather Collection, and what a treat! Many varied exhibits, some of which change regularly. Regular workshops and 'have - go' sessions are available, as is tea and coffee (worth a donation). I will definitely be visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Victoria G, Assistant Curator at National Leather Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks for the kind words, we're so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the museum! It's been a while, perhaps you should pop in again? (The kettle's always on).

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Have seen the posters but this week followed the signs to a real hidden treasure. There are numerous cabinets of interesting items all involving leather from Daniel Craig's James Bond shoes to Art Deco Leather screens and modern art sculptures heads! Philip the curator is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

My wife and I decided to give this museum a chance not knowing what to expect (handbags and shoes?) NO, it was an altogether amazing experience displaying all aspects of a material we take for granted. The displays show items from centuries of how people...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

What a great place - so much more than a museum. There are some amazing pieces such as the Theben leather underpants and fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls but also items from all periods of the world story of leather including some that I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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