Walsall Leather Museum
WALSALL, WEST MIDLANDS
Award-winning working museum in the saddlery and leather goods 'capital' of Britain. Watch skilled craftsmen and women at work in this restored Victorian leather factory. Displays tell the story of Walsall's leather workers past and present. Large shop stocks range of Walsall-made leather goods, many at bargain prices. Groups very welcome, guided tours available. Excellent café operated as training venue.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Staff with sign language skills, tactile activities
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Tue-Sat 10-5, 4pm Nov-Mar. Open Easter Mon. Closed 25-28 Dec, 1 Jan, Good Fri, Easter Sun, May Day and Aug BH
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About The area
Discover West Midlands
After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead.
Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins.
Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.
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