Walsall Museum Service
|Name||Walsall Museum Service|
|Address||Walsall Leather Museum|
Littleton Street West
|Access Conditions||Please call us on 01922 652288 to enquire about our collections. |
Objects not on display can be viewed by prior appointment only.
|Operational Hours||Open Tuesday - Saturday|
01 April - 31 October: 10am - 5pm
01 November - 31 March: 10am - 4pm
|Collections Overview||Walsall Leather Museum|
For two hundred years Walsall people have been making some of the world's finest saddles and leather goods. The displays around the Museum tell the stories of the Walsall leather trade, and feature splendid examples of local craftsmanship past and present, including saddles made for the Royal Family and exciting contemporary designs.
Study and Collections Store
Walsall Museum Service stores and cares for a wide-ranging collection of artefacts reflecting Walsall Borough's heritage, its many industries, and the lives of the people who lived here. In particular, there is a large costume collection, including the nationally important Hodson Shop collection of twentieth century working-class clothing. We also hold large collections of lorinery, locks, and cast brass; as well as artefacts relating to domestic and social life in the Borough, and to local heroes Sister Dora and John Henry Carless, VC. Objects formerly displayed at Walsall Museum, Willenhall Town Museum, Birchills Canal Museum, and the Jerome K. Jerome Birthplace Museum are stored here. Access by appointment only.