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Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

Open Now: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Excellent visit

Visited yesterday with a small group of WI members and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rugby, United Kingdom
Take your Group here!

I led a small group of National Trust supporters to see the Museum and Abbey, and we had a most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited yesterday with a small group of WI members and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Given a warm welcome on our arrival followed by a interesting and informative talk on the making of needles, everyone was fascinated and will never look at a needle in...More

Thank Pearl129
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I led a small group of National Trust supporters to see the Museum and Abbey, and we had a most interesting and rewarding day. The staff and volunteers gave us a warm welcome, and our Abbey guide, Don, provided an introduction to the history of...More

Thank probearly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting environment to learn some really interesting history. I was fascinated with the history on needle making here! I am a local and to learn about my local history was amazing! The museum staff are very informative and helpful, and the ways that...More

Thank Sammy W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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 28 August 2018

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

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Thank Dylanbunny
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

Thank rstilt1979
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 15 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 10 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
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9 October 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Not practical to have a dog inside this museum