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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great piece of history

A little gem in a lovely setting (Arrow Valley Park). This is well worth a visit - interesting and well presented. Why not combine it with a walk?

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wythall, United Kingdom
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Wythall, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little gem in a lovely setting (Arrow Valley Park). This is well worth a visit - interesting and well presented. Why not combine it with a walk?

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time we have been to this museum taking different family members with us each time. It is such an interesting place, you do not realise just how difficult the working conditions were for the workers in making needles. So many things to look at from the past and a lovely seating area to have a sandwich... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your in or around Redditch. The Needle Museum is well worth a visit. Very unusual and interesting history of needles. Lovely mill pond and well kept grounds. Food and drink available. Ideal day out for young and old alike. Hold many interesting events throughout the year.

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Thank 316Donna
Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to the Forge Mill Needle museum you will learn much about the needle industry and how the people were treated and how they worked during the first stages of the industry. They also hold other attractions and exhibitions of items in and around the working of the Needle Mill. Very interesting and especially for children who can... More 

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Thank Caz7116
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good to see some real history on your door step. Could do with a lick of paint and a tidy up. Lots of construction neaeby recently.

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Thank Matt R
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent day out to a unique place, giving a real insight into the history of needle making. The process was clearly explained throughout the displays and for people who do not like reading the information, a video of the process was running. The mill water wheel was working enabling us to see some of the old equipment In action.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A peaceful place on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday. Another museum which deserves to be better known as it is offers a lot. The purpose built visitors centre houses items from the excavated Bordesley Abbey and is built to a cloister style design. I hope it won an award, it should have. It provides somewhere to sit under shelter in... More 

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Birmingham
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Took an adult craft group of 25 people to Forge Mill and could not rate more highly. Extremely warm and welcoming team of staff, tour guides superb and very informative experience. Highly recommended.

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Great place to take the kids. nice play area with a large sand pit, swings and plenty of picnic tables. nice walks and some ruins to go and see.

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Thank 21heather
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We paid for the guided tour. It is what it is, our guide explained in detail the hardships of those workers there as we moved around the old buildings. Overall, a pleasant, short history lesson.

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