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Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

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Address: Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
Phone Number: 01527 62509
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11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Free on Wednesdays if you're a local.

Had nothing to do on Wednesday afternoon and heard this place was free on Wednesdays for locals so thought I would pay it a visit. Found it interesting how needles were made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have lived near the forge mill all my life, and I have seen the wide range of events that are held there. Prices are cheap, so it wont break the bank taking the kids out for a day! And you can even go for free to play on the park and have a picnic in the summer! I would... More 

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Redditch Worcs England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is right on our doorstep but we have never visited before, it is a little gem. Packed with history with the Bordesley Abbey beside it. It's great and we have been back again, watch out for the special events, we enjoyed the tractor weekend with the grandchildren. The staff are lovely as well as helpful.

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Somerset
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was not a brilliant choice (not mine) for a wedding venue. The staff did not seem to have listened to the bride and I felt we were a nuisance. Having said that, a delightful area in Redditch, just a pity about the service on the day.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This could have been a good visit, it wasn't a bad attraction, it was a misleading Web page. The mill itself was very interesting with the history of needle making set out in displays, video and the building itself with it's artifacts. My gripe was having chosen to visit here on the basis of the web page saying that the... More 

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REDDITCH
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had nothing to do on Wednesday afternoon and heard this place was free on Wednesdays for locals so thought I would pay it a visit. Found it interesting how needles were made and the conditions that people had to work in. There are audio stations at certain points around the mill and also a video talking you through how life... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We take common-place articles such as needles for granted, but in Victorian times people died providing the sewing public with this simple commodity. I've been sewing for over 60 years and I have never given a minute's thought to how they were made, but this museum changed all that - the history of needle manufacture is fascinating, and we had... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've been coming here for years now, I love it, I never get tired of the place! Its great to bring kids in the summer as they have a great play area and a nice little coffee bar!

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Worcestershire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a treat, so much local history - so well presented. The Bordesley Abbey section displayed many interesting artifacts and historical facts. The Forge Mill Needle Museum explained the importance of Redditch to the needle industry - a great afternoon's entertainment at very reasonable cost.

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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved this venue - very interesting considering it doesn't sound it! There is only a coffee van here so don't rely on eating here although there is a supermarket close by and a pub. Bordesley Abbey is next door too and is free to visit. Nice gift shop too.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Other than the pathways to and around the areas being waterlogged or more like streams at times due to the British weather, generally a good day out and a wonderful place to visit and learn about a part of history within our town! Just a couple of general issues ive found is not all dog owners abide by the rules... More 

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