Walsall Leather Museum

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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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A very informative visit to a most enjoyable venue showing how we developed the leather craft from its beginning to it's present position. Everyone was very helpful and we would recommend it to family and friends.
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Another excellent visit to the Leather Museum. 39 Year 6 children learning about suffragettes. Started with dressing up, a bit of a history talk then making sashes. The children then marched around the museum singing the suffragettes song and shouting 'votes for women!' The visit ended with the children being taken outside and chaining a suffragette to the railings! The whole trip was very well planned, the staff very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and the children loved it. I would recommend any group to do this trip.
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On a damp day on a walkabout visiting some pubs this visit shone. From the staff to the exhibits and the very reaonably priced shop everything was a delightful experience. It came as surprise to learn that nearly all the items for sale like the really smart belt I bought were made on the premises or at least in Walsall. Marvellous.
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Really interesting visit learnt a lot of interesting facts. If taking children they have some hands on activity too
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An amazing monument to Walsall's long and proud history as a centre of the leather trade. If you have time you should visit and enjoy the heritage of our town.
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I really enjoyed this place.
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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
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Excellent and free
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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 own keyrings which
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we visited this place today me and Paula. The staff are amazing what a lovely welcome we had, Paula is in a wheelchair and they were very helpful with helping us around the museum. We also made our own keyrings. I will be definitely be going again and would recommend this place to any.
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Very nice staff, and interesting things to see
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Welcoming friendly staff that had lots of knowledge about walsall and its leather industry.
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A marvellous place to visit, both interesting and entertaining. The staff were welcoming and enthusiastic in their roles.
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Brilliant and full of history, the employee's are terrific.
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Quiet, good for young kids
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A great museum giving the history of the production of leather goods in Walsall and other manufacturers related to Walsall. Also men from the area who were given the Victoria Cross for bravery. Some of the exhibitions change giving a reason to go to see more.
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Fascinating All free and the people there have a vast knowledge Good afternoon spent.
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