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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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lovely family day out

my children love coming here , i do find event days very busy with can be hard work with all the children . but we never had any issues and we would happy return for more family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

my children love coming here , i do find event days very busy with can be hard work with all the children . but we never had any issues and we would happy return for more family days out

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Been twice in the last 8 months. Spent a couple of hours and learned something new each time. We live nearby and this is going to be somewhere we bring visiting friends and family. Fascinating place, lots of history, lots of examples. You also can't beat a free guided tour!

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a lovely museum about the history of needles and Redditch. The playground is great, with a sand pit and giant chess etc. The museum is small and intimate, in lovely surrounding with enough to keep you occupied for a couple of hours. The special days are great, and normally inexpensive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a nice spot for a day out in the country. The needle museum was to our surprise, really interesting. Never seen a six foot tall mattress needle before. The water mill is very interesting and there is a film made by a man who used to work there, showing the end to end process. Nearby is Bordesley abbey... More 

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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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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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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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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Additional Information about Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

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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