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Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:30
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Very interesting visit.

Visited here last week. Very interesting to learn about the needle making industry. Especially for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin C
Redditch, United Kingdom
very different

A very unusual museum, the production and history of the needle. Really fascinating. Small cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara P
Tavira, Portugal
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Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here last week. Very interesting to learn about the needle making industry. Especially for someone who has lived in Redditch all their life. Lots of company names from the past. Excellent.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very unusual museum, the production and history of the needle. Really fascinating. Small cafe and shop.

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has a really good family events programme over the summer. Today was Scarecrow Day and there was a lot to do. Our grandson loved the trails, Lego, bouncy castle as well as the play area. Prices were very reasonable including the ice creams...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Nice to have a walk around and to see how it all works, not over busy which was good cheap few hoursbefore heading home Although we didn’t have children with us there is a lovely park with a large beach affect area

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

To my shame, after living in Redditch for nearly five years, I had never visited the Forge Mill Museum until recently but now I have, my admission allows me to visit three more time free! Very quiet on the day I went; I was told...More

Thank clivegb
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking round Forge Mill and learning about the different processes involved in making needles. The film was excellent in going through each stage of manufacture and walking round really bought it to life. We were able to buy some refreshments after and...More

Thank PinkDiva_243
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Such an interesting place to visit, very informative, the items that are on view show you how hard the children and people of yesteryear had to work.

Thank Jacquie G
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A great insight into the old manufacture of needles, a well presented video and plenty of good information as you walk round.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a comprehensive story of needle making in Redditch, displayed in an old mill which ran some of the processes. It would be of interest to adults and children. There are two videos to watch and recorded stories on telephones on the way round....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We had been in the area and saw the site on the web. It was very interesting I mean if you have ever seen and gone fishing or had surgery. The process to make the needles and hooks was dirty tedious dangerous and impacted their...More

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