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Walsall Leather Museum

Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
+44 1922 652288
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A hidden gem

I know it is a poor reason to visit a museum but I had to occupy myself in Walsall for the morning... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter B
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London, United Kingdom
Well Worth A Visit

A small "FREE" museum. To get the best experience I would recommend the guided tour. The staff made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
krbradfield
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Hertfordshire, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
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"key ring"
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"well worth a visit"
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"make your own"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"local industry"
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"fascinating insight"
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"free entry"
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"school holidays"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I know it is a poor reason to visit a museum but I had to occupy myself in Walsall for the morning of thursday 8th february. I had had a family connection with Walsall for many years so thought I should make the effort to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small "FREE" museum. To get the best experience I would recommend the guided tour. The staff made it a very enjoyable tour and were very knowledgeable about the leather industry within the area.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had passed the Leather Museum hundreds of time and made the decision to pop in and take a look round. My daughter had told me that it was boring (although she had not visited) but I found it really interesting and spent an hour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today with a family spent about an hour here and loved it we made key rings that cost 50p each so cheap we all made one kids love it the man called Ian was very friendly and helpful showed us some thongd...More

1  Thank Katiemm1989
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a good free museum. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the guided tour was really informative. If you get a chance to have a guided tour I'd certainly recommend it, as although the exhibits and information panels are good, having...More

1  Thank James F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find-just off junction 10 of the M6 motorway. Pay and display car parking available just over the road. Entrance is free. There is a wealth of information available inside this quaint Victorian factory, on the leather trade in Walsall, describing the town's rise...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I must tell you all that it's FREE entery!!? I count not believe it.i expected to be around for about an hour,how wrong was I, I ended up being there just over three hours wandering and looking around. The VOLUNTEER that showed...More

1  Thank 1blokes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have aways passed the Museum 3 time a day some days. Then I visited with a mate visiting with his children in the school holidays. I found it very interesting it was great for the kids they got all there questions answered me as...More

Thank John G
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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you finally made it in and had an enjoyable visit. Thanks for us to spread the word!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit even though I have been living in Walsall for 49 years! Perhaps it's because before it was out of sight out of mind...however I have been driving past it since the new Tesco and college new buildings and there it was on show...More

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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you have finally paid us a visit and enjoyed your time here. We do in fact have a lift to the first floor displays for those who can't manage the stairs. We have a changing programme of exhibitions and events so do please...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a lot today. Two reasons for our visit - our home is a converted Tannery and the other half is taking up leatherwork as a hobby. Lots of help and advice on doing the leatherwork and researching our building when we return home. Many...More

1  Thank Jayne B
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Leathermuseum, Public Relations Manager at Walsall Leather Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

How interesting that you live in a converted tannery! I bet there is a whole lot of history there and how appropriate that your other half should be interested in leatherworking! Please bear in mind that we have a programme of adult workshops which include...More

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Sheryl D
28 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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Karen N
17 July 2017|
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Response from Burok | Reviewed this property |
My son is also in a wheelchair and whilst it is not easy it is possible to get round with a wheelchair
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