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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 - 4:00 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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Great little museum

I moved to Redditch last year so this was the first thing I visited. At first, you might think "a needle museum? Really?" But it is such a nice little place, full of history of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I moved to Redditch last year so this was the first thing I visited. At first, you might think "a needle museum? Really?" But it is such a nice little place, full of history of the town, of the no-longer-existing abbey and I learned LOADS about needles (Redditch was THE place where 90% of the world needles were made! FACT!),... More 

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midlands uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is well worth a visit. A lot of people do not know that Redditch is famous for needle making as well as making the worlds first motorbike, the Royal Enfield. The museum looks at the needle making and also the local abbey. They often have different things going on like reenactment shows.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Can't believe what the workers went through to make the needles! Often dying by the age of 35 due to the dust etc on their lungs. Never realised how many different needles there were! It was great to see the water mill working. Well stocked little shop. Picnic tables, children's play area, cafe and fantastic... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a lovely museum full of interesting facts and props to show the needle history in Redditch. I especially love the fact that the water mill is still intact and that there are things for children to do too.

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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

, So much information form this very important needle town , The visit on Wednesday was so interesting , and the showing of the water wheel made it all come alive . Lovely people running the Museum , very helpful , good tea

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We live not far away from the museum and abbey and therefore have been serveral times over the years. It is an interesting place for adults and children alike and costs very little, a nice family day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

Address: Address: Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
Phone Number: 01527 62509
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Redditch
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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