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Walsall Leather Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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what a nice reminder of the past

Bits just out side the town about 5 minutes and its a reminder of our past The middles was the main... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Extremely interesting and informative and a credit to Walsall

Having never visited the museum before, I visited the museum with 2 friends and to say we were all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“key ring”(27 reviews)
“guided tour”(21 reviews)
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Littleton Street West, Walsall WS2 8EW, England
+44 1922 652288
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All reviews key ring well worth a visit guided tour local history make your own gift shop fascinating insight free entry interesting visit wings couple of hours pay and display school holidays friendly staff for sale great place to visit little gem
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Reviewed yesterday

Bits just out side the town about 5 minutes and its a reminder of our past The middles was the main industry area and our goods went all over the world and even today you can experience the past and how leather was produced and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank balawaya
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having never visited the museum before, I visited the museum with 2 friends and to say we were all impressed really is an understatement. We found all the staff and volunteers to be very friendly and helpful, all of whom were more than willing to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 24Helen
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a gem! We spent two hours there learning about the importance of the leather trade to the area. Our visit was greatly enhanced by the time spent with Keith,a highly skilled leather worker, who volunteers there on two Saturday's each month . There is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jmd4649
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not only a museum about the past but also an activity centre for pre booked activities and promotes modern leather manufacturing. Sadly the cafe is closed. It was interesting in a low key way with plenty of reading and hands on leather at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank F5811TVmartinl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being highly intuitive (and above average intelligence) I knew without any doubt whatsoever that The Walsall Leather Museum was going to be mediocre at best. C'mon IT'S FREE!!! WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? Okay........I EXPECTED WRONG! They weren't kidding about offering individual guided tours (when circumstances...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank David D
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Who knew walsall is at the heart of English leather industry and has been for hundreds of years Lots to see and activities for adults and kids alike Nice resobaly priced cafe for lunch and easy parking with in easy walk from town centre

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brendan P
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Went to the museum last Saturday 8th Dec with family (All adults) And what an amazing place. We were there over 2 hours as there were so many things to look at & learn about the history of leather in The Midlands. We all enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beryl c
Reviewed 29 November 2018

I went to learn more about leather craft for a hobby. Hence, i was more interested in the practical side than the local history part. The area around the work shop was really very good. Keith Parker was sharing his knowledge in a very positive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 603julesw
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I spent an enjoyable afternoon wandering around the museum discovering the history of the town. I particularly enjoyed being able to handle some of the exhibits which really helps to bring the history alive. A bonus was the very personal and friendly service offered by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lisa r
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank robert f
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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
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.
7 November 2017|
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Response from mummy2my_world | Reviewed this property |
From what we saw it was ground floor with slopes