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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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Nostalgic and memorable visit

We attended the museum which was hosting a WW2 event with classic wartime cars and a host of enactors. A brilliant show and a wonderful museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We attended the museum which was hosting a WW2 event with classic wartime cars and a host of enactors. A brilliant show and a wonderful museum.

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Northwich
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It was wife who wanted to go there. She is something of a needlework enthusiast - if I said we had tapestry wallpaper then it would be an exaggeration - but not much! Anyway, we were in Redditch and there was a fete on in the grounds, so we could get in for about half price. So we did. A... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Okay for a quick visit and cuppa. Not that much to see regarding the 'museum'. Better is the walk along the stream running along side. When we went, it must have been a kids holiday, as it was packed with families enjoying a nice day out that isn't expensive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I visited here as I was in Redditch to see some friends and we went here... I didn't think I would like it as I'm not into needle history but I was wrong. Wow! I was shocked to see how great it was. There is so much to do, I didn't want to rush my way through so I took... More 

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Iron Acton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This working needle mill is the only one of its type in the world and it is fascinating to learn how such a household article as a needle is made and the associated conditions that the workers had to endure in Victorian times. It is situated in a listed building with original machinery, models and a DVD which tells you... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

On Wednesday 8th October I went with my friend to visit this fascinating museum and abbey in Redditch. Forge Mill Needle Museum tells the fascinating and sometimes gruesome story of needle making in Victorian times. The Mill is a listed building which houses original water powered machinery. Models and recreated scenes and an audio trail provide a vivid illustration of... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is the only working Needle Mill in the World, and we are so fortunate to have this in our Town, in beautiful Countryside just on the edge of the Town. The Meadow are really lovely to walk around, as there are the ruins of an Abbey there and also there is a really lovely barn where events are held... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a lovely place to visit, especially in the school holidays when they have lots of activities in the grounds for children to take part in. The main building houses a museum about Bordesley Abbey and you can walk around the ruins in a nearby field, but the highlight of the visit for me was the Forge Mill Needle... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A truly marvelous spectacle to behold on a summers day, many people would ask 'whats the point?' But I would say there are many points to visit the needle museum. Firstly there are exhbitions not related to needles, for those of you not keen on the subject matter in the title. For those with sharp reflexes there is an adventure... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Not enough to do to spend a whole day there. We went on a Medievil weekend so was much more to do than on a standard day, lots of hand-on things for the kids to do, play & make, aswell as cheaper entry than normal! I would recommend going when special events are on as entry often cheaper, somtimes even... More 

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