Walsall Leather Museum

4.8/5 based on 727 reviews
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Really interesting place, good social history of Walsall and if you have an interest in leather craft good to see how the pros do it
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Nice place with helpful friendly staff
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Well polite staff
Just opened after locked down so had to wear a mask but on our visit we were the only ones there. Very interesting and well laid out
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Friendly customer service and lovely high quality hand made local leather goods for sale in their shop. Great place to learn about leather craft and local history production of leather.
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Great little museum telling the story of the leather trade and some of the history of Walsall. Got to make some leather key rings. Friendly staff and free to go in. Well worth a visit
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Lovely staff, interesting things to see and you get to make a keychain which is a nice experience.
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Was a good experience friends daughter enjoyed Teddy bear hunt
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We enjoyed our little visit
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Very interesting
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We went there and the staffs are nice and helpful. Good to see the history of leather making in walsall
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I took our playscheme to the Leather Museum there was 16 of us in total age range from 7 - 17 we had an incredible time. There was lots of activities for the children to do! I have never been before but David and Francesca were very accommodating and we used the equipment to make leather key fobs and the older children sewed leather love hearts and our young ones made dragons! We had a wonderful time at the museum! The staff were superb and very informative! hope to visit again soon!
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Very interesting place, definitely worth calling in.
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First visit
Love this place
Only small but very interesting
Staff cannot do enough for you,
they make you feel very welcome .
Took my Autistic Grandson and he was made to feel very special.
Thank you to the kind man who helped with all the keyrings
You made my young mans day .
Thank you so much.
Looking forward to our next visit 😀
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Really lovely staff, extremely welcoming, with interesting displays and a nice shop with handmade items. The museum is a very manageable size so is not overwhelming (nevertheless, there is certainly enough information and history packed into the place!). I went with my mum and sister and we were all extremely impressed, agreeing that we should definitely visit again!!
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Impressive right from the start! Arriving (with my mum and sister) a little before opening time, a lovely gentleman allowed us to have a seat inside rather than stand outside. The lady on the desk was extremely nice and helpful for our entire visit - even coming to find us once we had ventured upstair to find out what my name was so she could ask the curator to sign the book I had just purchased!! (he was also the author of the book!).

The museum is a very manageable size yet full of information, displays, and - leather!! The shop sold a number of handmade leather items and some very reasonably priced bags of small leather pieces, along with a small range of books. It would be great if the museum also sold larger pieces / hides too...maybe in the future?! The building had a lot of character and historical relevance and it was interesting to learn more about the local saddle trade.

All in all, it was a great visit made special by all of the attentive and lovely staff. I can't remember the last time my mum was persuaded to visit a museum (!!) but even she loved it and we all agreed we'd definitely like to go back again!!
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Very interesting good to enjoy a local museum and foc too. Staff very helpful
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Great little free museum. Lots to look at & read about. Hands on parts obviously not available during covid. Great for spending an hour or two.
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First class
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I loved making my own leather keyring.
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When visiting it's obvious that the volunteers have immense subject knowledge and passion about leather and leatherworking. If you have any questions, they're more than happy to answer. The museum itself isn't very big, and there's not actually that much to look at, but it's well worth an amble. The gift shop is also very interesting and has lots of cool little bits and pieces as well as handcrafted leather items.

The museum is also great if you're interested in local history - a few years back I had a question about something and was given photocopies of a bunch of papers from their archives for free.
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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.
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Booked a guided tour, for 10 people, with Ian which was very interesting and informative. Ian is a local man who has a passion for History which became obvious as the tour developed. All staff were very helpful and could not do enough for us. They were most helpful with those of us with reduced mobility. Fantastic, authentic Museum. An excellent day out when combined with a visit to The New Walsall Art Gallery.
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Very good history of the manufacture and art of leather, with activities for children to make and take home.
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This is an unpretentious but classy museum - a tribute to the time when Walsall was the centre of leather-goods making, including the finest saddles in Europe.

Sited in a former factory, the place has a very authentic atmosphere, with a muted, unmistakeable animal scent. Lots of hides draped on rails and tables make it a tactile affair too. Not a visit for a vegan, but great for children and adults who love social/urban history. The information is presented in clear, manageable chunks - mostly on posters.

A bonus - a small but effective exhibition about Spanish Flu, the terrible pandemic of 1918-1920. A sadly topical subject, but not planned that way, apparently.

Met three of the staff, all friendly and knowledgeable about leather and its stories and also about the surrounding area. Possible to get a hot drink from the welcome desk, but was told the cafe had closed a while ago. This should be re-opened; this museum is unique and deserves one. There's a small but attractive garden, but access should be available from within the building itself.

The attraction isn't far from the Bus Station, where I arrived, my first visit to the town. There was only one sign to the Museum, barely visible; had to ask directions - so the signage needs real attention.
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This place is okay... recommend this place to people who’s into the art of leather. This is a place for everyone
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