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Return of much-loved Walsall Leather Museum Easter event breaks attendance records

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The return of a much-loved event at Walsall Leather Museum broke attendance records over Easter.

Walsall Leather Museum

The Easter Fun Day, which took place for the first time since 2019, took place on Easter Monday, 1 April 2024 and attracted 600 visitors.

The free event included Punch & Judy and magic performances, walkabout entertainment, balloon modelling, and a drop-in art session.

“ We were absolutely blown away by the fantastic turn out for our Easter Fun Day. We haven’t run the event since before the pandemic and were absolutely delighted that so many from the community and further afield attended the day. A big thank you to all the entertainers on the day as well as our dedicated team.

We’ve had a very busy Easter with families making leather bunny purses, peg dolls, learning to ‘Paint Like a Master’ and more, and are looking forward to offering more low cost, hands-on creative events for children over the May half term and Summer holidays “

Francesca Cox, Assistant Curator

Walsall Leather Museum has plenty of events planned throughout April, with an opportunity to take part in their monthly craft club and discover ‘whodunnit’ at their regular Murder Mystery evening.




Notes to Editors:

Check out some information about what's on this month, below - 

Stitchers and Skivers adult craft group

Wednesday 10 April, 10am - 1pm & 1.30-4.30pm

£6.50 per session. Booking and pre-payment essential.

Come and join us for one of our monthly craft club sessions where we have a go at all sorts of things. There’s plenty of experimenting and certainly plenty of laughter with tea and biscuits thrown in for good measure. You don’t have to be a crafting expert as long as you’re willing to get stuck in and have a go.


SOLD OUT - Paint Like a Master with Rob Conway - ‘Tiger in Tropical Storm’ by Henri Rousseau

Saturday 13 April, 1 - 4pm

£27 (includes all materials, tea and cake). No experience necessary. Booking and pre-payment essential. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Let artist Rob Conway guide you through the process of creating your own Rousseau-inspired canvas in another of our popular Saturday “Paint Like a Master” art sessions.


SOLD OUT - Willow basket-making workshop with Daisy Askins

 Saturday 20 April, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

£50 (all materials included). Adult workshop – no experience necessary. Booking and pre-payment essential.

Join willow artist and basketmaker, Daisy Askins, on this beginner's basketmaking course where you'll be introduced to the tools and techniques of the heritage craft of willow weaving. Daisy will show you how to make your own small round basket, where you'll learn how to make a round base, stake up the basket, weave the sides, turn down the border and add a handle. It’s a perfect project for those who are new to willow weaving, and the course size is kept small so everyone can get all the support they need from the course tutor.


Murder Mystery Evening

Friday 26 April, 7.30pm

£17.50 including refreshments and snacks. Booking and pre-payment essential.

Join us for another evening of murder and mayhem with the talented members of Murders Incorpseorated. Watch the story unfold around you and then see if you can put the clues together to solve ‘whodunnit’!



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