Walsall Leather Museum is a welcoming and friendly attraction housed in a restored Victorian factory building and is rated the No 1 visitor attraction in Walsall by Trip Adviser. ADMISSION IS FREE!
The Museum offers a fascinating insight into the story of Walsall's historic leatherworking trade.
In the atmospheric workshops, skilled leatherworkers can be seen handcrafting leathergoods such as wallets and purses and visitors are able to try their hand at this.
The adjacent displays tell the story of the Walsall trades and feature splendid examples of local craftsmanship past and present, including saddles made for the Royal family and exciting contemporary designs.
There are regular guided tours and demonstrations of leather crafts, and a lively programme of events and activities throughout the year, including changing exhibitions. Please click here to see the latest programme.
The museum boasts beautiful gardens planted with trees and shrubs traditionally used in the tanning of leather good and the museum shop specialises in Walsall-made leathergoods at discounted prices.
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – *5pm (*Oct – Mar 4pm)
Closed Sunday and Monday (except Easter Monday open 10.30 am – 4pm - Admission free on Easter Monday)
Closed Good Friday
For further information please contact Walsall Leather Museum on 01922 652288
Good place to see how leather is made the museum is not to small and easily marked arrow s so you know your way round it's free to
Excellent and free
Walsall is known for its leather industry, this place is defo worth a visit, its very interesting and its a short walk from the town centre.
A great day at the museum. We took a wheelchair user who was able to get around easily and see all the exhibits. The lift was a tight squeeze but Paul was a great help as was all the staff. We made our...