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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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I took my 8 year old grandaughter here after much nagging and was very pleased with the whole experience so much so that it was me that didn't want to leave in the end. Well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
jacqui h
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redditch
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redditch
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52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 8 year old grandaughter here after much nagging and was very pleased with the whole experience so much so that it was me that didn't want to leave in the end. Well worth a visit and the playground for the children is excellent too.

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Thank jacqui h
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth a visit as it is incredibly interesting. Lots to see, lovely café and surrounding fields. You are given a tour which helps immensely, as we had no idea about the various needles out there.

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Thank ELEANOR T
redditch
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant little museum ! Very interesting and informative ! A look at needle making in times gone by .Set in lovely grounds! A little gem.

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Thank Shirleywhirley2014
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a cool Sci-fi exhibition on at the Needle Museum which was pretty awesome. The needle museum was interesting and as it was a lovely day it was nice to walk around the grounds and feed the ducks. You don't need more than a couple of hours here but it was a nice morning out.

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Thank DonnaFranklin123
Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Just the place to learn about the history of Redditch and it's needle making industry and has a good collection of memoarbilia

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Thank Tractormanmartin
Worcester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Well done for a great museum documenting much about the locsl history of Redditch and the history of needle manufacture. Took the kids round and it was educational. In an era of instant gratification we were in and out rather quickly. Not the museum's fault but just saying you need to be an adult and have a local interest to... More 

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Thank Abujamin
Redditch, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Never knew there was so much history in Redditch, the home of the Needle Making and Fishing Tackle Industries. There is a working water wheel driving all the old machinery from the nineteenth century. Downstairs are many exhibits and working models. There is even a very knowledgable old man called Ches who operates the wheel and can answer any question... More 

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Thank Claude G
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61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

An interesting day out, look out for special theme days. Young children will enjoy visiting the site and gaining a view on days past.

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Thank Diane W
Redditch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Forge Mill Needle Museum is great for families to discover local tradition and communities linked with the needle industry. It has a good play area, little shop and hot drinks on certain days.

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Thank Carol C
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is one of those odd Museums that displays items that appear to have no relationship to one another. It is a needle museum. This is based on the town of Redditch being the needle capital of the world. Ladies do not mock you will find this interesting as it shows the history of sewing needles and the application of... More 

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Thank Roy H

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