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Events and activities

To download our latest events and activities leaflet (Jan - May 2020) click on the image on the right:


Walsall Leather Museum Leaflet


The Hodson Shop Collection

16 October 2019 -  11 January 2020

Another chance to see our fabulous mid-century collection of costume, cosmetics and haberdashery.  Flora and Edith Hodson ran a small drapers' shop in Willenhall from the 1920s to the 1960s, and never threw anything away.  This exhibition shows just a fraction of the wonderful unsold stock that was discovered in 1983. 


Workshops and Events for Adults

Jewellery Workshop with Jolene Smith

Saturday 25 January, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Restyle your old and broken jewellery into beautiful new pieces with local designer jeweller, Jolene Smith.  Learn how to add chains, stones and metal to create something unique.  Base metal and beads will be provided but if you'd like to add silver or semi-precious stones these will be available to purchase on the day.  Bring along what you can and have fun experimenting.

£35.00  Booking and pre-payment essential


Hand-Stitching Tutorial with Keith Parker

Saturday 8 February, 1pm - 4pm

An exvellent opportunity to learn the traditional skill of double hand-stitching with out expert demonstrator, Keith Parker.  Participants will gain enough knowledge during a session to emable them to take part in our belt-making workshop in March.

FREE but places are strickly limited so booking is essential



Saturday 15 February, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Join us for an afternoon of crafting!  There will be anumber of different crafts to try out, including jewellery-making, wet felting and canal art.  We'll provide lots of materials, ideas, support, and tea and cake!

£10 (includes materials and refreshments) Booking and pre-payment essential


Paint Like A Master! Klimt's 'The Kiss' with Rob Conway

Saturday 22 February, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Artist and illustrator Rob Conway will guide you through a step-by-step process to creating your very own version of 'The Kiss' to take home.  Suitable for all abilities.

£25.00 (includes all materials, refreshments and cake) Booking and pre-payment essential


Stitchers and Skivers Craft Club

10.00am – 1.00pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Our Stitchers and Skivers craft club offers participants the opportunity to meet new people and experiment with a whole range of different crafts and techniques.  Starter ideas, materials and support are supplied plus plenty of tea and biscuits and chat.  Why not give it a go!


8 January - Painted boxes

12 February - Rag rugging

11 March - Printing

8 April - Mosaics

6 May - Hand-made notebooks

£6.00 per session.  Booking and pre-payment essential


Activities for Children

Children's Art Club

Saturdays, 1.30 - 3.30pm


11 January - Sock puppets

1 February - Dream catchers

7 March - Paper making

4 April - Egg paining

2 May - Pencil cases

£4.50 per session, booking and pre-payment essential.  Suitable for 6-12s.