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Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
+44 1922 652288
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Leather Museum

First time to Walsall and had read that this was the No. 1 attraction in Walsall. A small museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul B
via mobile
Great place to visit

We spent an enjoyable time at the museum on a quiet Saturday afternoon. Having connections to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David T
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Coventry, 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 ours and demonstrations of leather crafts, and lively programme of events and activities throughout the year, including changing exhibitions. Beautiful gardens planted with traditional tanning trees and shrubs. The museum has an excellent shop specialising in Walsall-made leathergoods.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (21 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
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+44 1922 652288
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"key ring"
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"well worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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"local history"
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"make your own"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"gift shop"
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"local industry"
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"fascinating insight"
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"wings"
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"school holidays"
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"free entry"
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"little gem"
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"couple of hours"
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"friendly staff"
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"answer any questions"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time to Walsall and had read that this was the No. 1 attraction in Walsall. A small museum but very interesting. I never knew Walsall had such a history of leather making. Good displays on offer and the staff were super friendly. Took approx...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an enjoyable time at the museum on a quiet Saturday afternoon. Having connections to the leather trade, we both found it interesting, but what made the day were the two volunteer guides/experts, Bill and Keith. Their extensive knowledge, imparted in a humorous and...More

Thank David T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this amazing free museum on a Saturday, and were lucky enough to have two volunteers doing demonstrations. Both were incredibly knowledgeable and really nice guys. They were very accomodating with our 10 month old as well. The museum has lots of informative displays,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brilliant place to go for all ages. Informative, interesting and all well laid out and presented. Loved the demonstrator Paul - he made our visit, could have listened for hours about his experiences in the leather trade. Definitely recommend and visit again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and friendly guide, who was very knowledgable. Excellent museum. Well worth a visit, if you have the time.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a really interesting couple of hours here and all for free. Amazing! The volunteers were so knowledgeable and friendly and made it all come alive. The fact that they work in the trade and still volunteer in their own time really shows their passion....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came with a group, had a brilliant time, must be the best attraction in the Midlands. Everyone was very informative and very friendly.

Thank rod00743
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to visit. Volunteers make you very welcome. There are "hands on" things to do. Lovely place to spend an hour or so and it's just across the road from a great selection of eateries. Go on market day and make the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I live fairy local and knew about it but I have never been there. We finally visited and it was so much more interesting than I have expected. Definitely recommended.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Had wanted to visit this museum for some time. Visited on a Saturday when there were two leather craftsmen displaying the art of saddle making and the making of fancy goods. Both of these were volunteers who work in the trade during the week and...More

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12 April 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
27 November 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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Elisabeth H
7 November 2017|
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Response from Leanne O | Reviewed this property |
From what we saw it was ground floor with slopes
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