Every think was really interesting easy to find it was a treat to see how the leather industry was making such wonderful saddles.
In December 2012, Andrea S said:
This is a lovely way to while away a couple of hours - better than going to Tesco which is right opposite and provides free parking for the couple of hours it takes to go round this interesting little gem.
Walsall was famed for its leather work and this gives a fascinating insight into the history of the trade. Some fabulous examples of exquisite leather goods, helpful friendly guides who really know what they are talking about. If you get there at the right time you can try your hand at embossing or even leather stitching.
If you are taking children try to phone in advance to see what demonstrations and hands on experiences are available as otherwise this could be a bit boring for them.
They also run holiday workshops for children and families.
In November 2012, WendyYuen said:
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Some had worked there when it was running as a tannery and obviously had great regard for it. The visit was quite short and probably wouldn't hold the attention of young visitors.
In October 2012, Claire M said:
Great little museum and really friendly staff, one of which informed me he was 86! The guides are ex leather workers themselves and only to happy to answer your questions. Children can make a little key fob for about 50p.
This place often holds special events,so be sure to visit these.
Also must mention that it is free.
In October 2012, AngelBearTheFirst said:
There aren't many places that you can still visit for free but this is one of them. Although there are paid staff, many/most of the demonstrators are volunteers who give up their time to show you how the work used to be carried out, they are very knowlegible.
The museum often hosts special events for children during school holidays, places are limited though. Also a good place to buy a gift from as they do have a gift shop.
In September 2012, LeeBakerLegion said:
Nice historical aspect of the leather industry in Walsall. Knowledgeable staff. Good learning environment.
In September 2012, juedale said:
very educational place to visit makes you proud to be Walsall born and bred. excellent activities always going on here as well. very knowledgable people who work here.
In August 2012, Alex R said:
I went for a visit with my children and we were delighted to talk to one of the volunteers who was a war veteran. He had a lot of stories to tell us and he made sure we leaned all about the leather process.
Will visit soon.
In August 2012, Tomborino said:
Free entry (surprise)
Very very good, the people there no all about their trade, very informative and enjoyable
In May 2012, Dmfx22 said:
its a nice clean place and they have recently spent a lot of money on it but i think it is still only an attraction for school kids which is a shame because we spent a fair while talking to one of the workers who was there back in the day and it was fascinating! We only went as they had a "home of heavy metal" exhibit but ended up qyuite enjoying the rest of the museum!
In May 2012, dawn n said:
the place is welcoming. all the staff are pleasant. the exhibits are interesting and there is something for everyone to do especially the kids. the restaurant is good too.
In May 2012, chrismasson said:
We loved the leather museum and will certainly be visiting again. It was great to see the tools used to make the fine leather goods produced in the early days throughout the region.
In March 2012, Katrin H said:
A brilliant day out and lots of informations from staff. Very interesting :)
In January 2012, annabanaboo said:
Good piece of history if you are into textiles but doesn't seem to have been updated much in the last decade or two. An experienced leather worker can be found in part of the museum and has some funny stories to tell - made the experience!
In December 2011, Neilbuttery said:
with the weather particularly cold and dreary i decided to take my son aged 5 to the walsall leather museum...we were not disappointed,there were lots to see and hands on demonstrations to keep my child more than entertained..i would certainly say give this attraction a try,there is more to see and do than you would imagine and to top it all its free of charge and acessible from the town.
In November 2011, quan_campbell said:
I needed to kill a few hours and needed a destination. The Museum served the purpose... but really it wasn't THAT exciting. Entrance was free and there were some interesting pieces.