Walsall Leather Museum

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Great value. The best leather museum I've ever been to. Learnt a lot about the history of leather production in Walsall.
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Not only a great museum but a shop selling fantastic leather goods and ALL made in the area. There is also a really good cafe which is excellent value and quality. Best hand cut chips I have had for ages! highly recommended.
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I visited the leather museum with my sons class from school. The staff were brilliant with the children (10 year olds), they were very informative and made the visit very interesting. I would definitely go again with just my family.
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5 star review. Very interesting museum made much better by the wonderful volunteers Ron and Claire giving us a lot of information about why and how the leather trade came about in Walsall. Would be great for children too. Do visit and also look at the New Art Gallery nearby.
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Great, free activities for children throughout the school holidays. A Very enjoyable morning out for my 3 grandchildren aged 4, 5 & 10. They thoroughly enjoyed exploring the museum and were enthralled with the stories from an original leather worker whose experiences dated back from 1939 - history came alive for them. They made their own key rings for a nominal amount of 50p, and very proudly showed them off when we returned home.
Excellent parking just a minute away and only £1.40 for 2 hours.
The museum also has a lovely cafe.
Thoroughly recommended.
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the people were very helpfuland pleasant when my nephew and me visited .they even let we gold block a piece of leather. they also gave us a interesting speech of the leather industry of which i am familiar as i worked in it in the 60s.
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Took all my 3 kids to the Halloween activities and they loved it. They all made a skull and decorated it then we had a look around the museum. They also all made a leather keyring. The whole day cost me 50p (for the keyring). Great day.
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As usual the children had a wonderful time at the Leather museum's Halloween activities. Lovely relaxed atmosphere making Mexican death skulls and other activities all absolutely free. Children had a wonderful time. You can then have a tour round the museum which the children found fascinating. The building also houses a lovely garden space and cafe so everything you need for a fun experience. Thank you again to the staff for a fab experience.
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Good informative attraction for all the family, reasonably priced with lots of different event run throughout the year. and plenty of parking.
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There are various rooms to look around the Museum and you can see what the workshops etc would have looked like. Also in one room there are various types of leather on display which is quite interesting to to see. I think sometimes there are days that you can make something like a keyring. They have a cafe and the Museum is very close to a Tesco Extra and the Town Centre so its very easy to get to from the Train Station. ( About 5-10 minutes walk away).
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Well worth a visit, easy to find, plenty of parking opposite. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Never knew leather making was so interesting, bought some interesting books to learn more.
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Very interesting especially the 90 year young Ron who gave a personal insight into the leather trade. Hope he gets his boots back!
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We took a group of students with learning disabilities and thought it was excellent. The staff were very helpful and got the students making key rings and printing on leather .. When planning his activity we thought an hour would be more than enough time... But the students were enjoying themselves that much that we were there much longer.. We will be visiting again and would highly recommend going to others including family's with children...
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Very happy lovely here i loved it very factual will defiently be returning here without a doubt. Thankyou to all members of staff. Truly great building!
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Despite living locally for many years, I had not visited since shortly after it opened in 1988. On Saturday I had a guided tour with a group visit. We entered via the shop, where you are sure to find suitable presents for your relatives. The museum is very well laid out and tidy, the main advantage that the tours are presented by ex-leatherworkers who are very enthusiastic about their craft and the history of Walsall. There is a chance to join in with making a key fob, which is an attraction for kids. Health and safety and conservation of rare species were suitably touched upon in the tour commentary. This is a very good museum, educating about the history of local industry. After our visit we went to the cafe which has nice healthy food at very reasonable prices. We sat in the gardens to eat, which have an interesting range of plants.
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Lovely people working here and the cafe is adorable.

Great place to go and there's always something fun to do
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My fiancé and I have just moved to the area and pass by this on our way to the shops so we decided to pop in. Glad we did! It's a great little museum, the staff were SO friendly! We really enjoyed it. Definitely a great way to spend an hour or two. Just make sure you park in one of the nearby pay and display car parks as there no parking at the museum itself.
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A really good experience.
Helpful staff, child friendly.
Have events on regularly for children
A journey through the history of the leather trade in Walsall.
Great for shopping for real quality handbags.
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Spent a fascinating morning in the museum with very helpful and knowledgable staff. Great value cafe. Well worth a visit especially as it is free.
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Ok, the leather trade in Walsall has a played a part in my life for many years. As a child I watched my mom making leather goods at home (out work) and I watched my nan stitching bridles also at home. When I left school I also went into leather trade and have been there ever since. Leather is an integral part of Walsall's history so please come and visit our leather museum you'll love it. It's got a little shop that sell high end leather goods at affordable prices.
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Took friends from Chicester to visit Leather Museum, very enjoyable, very knowledgeable Guide and Demonstrator. Recommend
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A lovely small museum with very helpful staff. We decided to have a light lunch before going round the museum. The staff were very helpful in the cafe and the food was excellent. We were amazed that entrance into the museum was free. Would recommend it to other friends and family.
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Today, we had a wonderful time at the Walsall Leather Museum for a Summer Fun Day. My children thoroughly enjoyed the variety of activities which included; face painting, badge making, a circus show, a puppet show, embossing, making keyrings, clay handprints and making glasses to wear! The staff are so friendly and work hard to provide a brilliant service. We love visiting the Museum. Well done to all the staff for all their hard work!
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I have visited the Walsall Leather museum with my children many times over the years, it's is a fantastic museum and so informative. In February 2015 my youngest son, who is 15 was given a placement there on a Friday afternoon. He absolutely loves his 2 hours there every week, even volunteering to go in his own time in the school holidays and will be there bank holiday Monday. Gavin has Asperger's Syndrome and the staff there are amazing with him and help and support him and he has learnt so much. He is so happy when he comes home a Friday, I can't thank everyone enough for what they do for him.
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Straightaway you are met by very friendly staff and the most pleasant surroundings you can imagine. The displays are informative and well laid out. At times there are helpers there so you can have a go at making something - like an embossed key fob or book marker. Shows the fascinating history of leather goods and loriner (bits, etc. ) making in clear words and big photographs. Very clean toilets. Books for sale and leather goods (wallets, handbags,etc.) Cheerful cafe with good wholesome nosh for all ages (under new management). You will want to return and tell your friends.
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