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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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Attractive site & well presented niche museum

I visited the site primarily as I knew from his diary that my Great Grandfather was given permission to fish in the Mill Pool in 1893. The site is very attractively presented... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
AndyHoldcroft
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the site primarily as I knew from his diary that my Great Grandfather was given permission to fish in the Mill Pool in 1893. The site is very attractively presented & maintained & the museum tells what is frankly an arcane story well: it is not the easiest subject to present to a range of ages & visitors... More 

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Thank AndyHoldcroft
Worcester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is historical and also educational it's nice to learn something about the Redditch Worcestershire needle making past.

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Thank mazmaz07
birmingham
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

having a friend to stop does get you to explore your local area more [i live a few miles away] small and compact but full of history about production of all manner of needles including darts! great opportunity to try on costume pieces from epic movies and armour exhibition too. we didnt walk over to the ruins but i will... More 

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Thank alison e
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left feeling disappointed, leaflets made us expect more. Though the needles were interesting it wasn't for us. Staff were friendly.

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Thank Sandi410
Evesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite intresting especially the needle museum You forget what different shapes and lengths are required to make all sorts of things,from long needles for sewing matresses to very fine for cornea grafts..Probably great if you have children as it has a lovely play area.

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Thank Deborah D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting day out, learn how needles were made in the 18th century !Can arrange a tour. Kid friendly has a children's park ,plenty of open space to play, some days they have events...cafe for a nice hot drink and a cake etc Dog friendly, A nice place to visit for all the family.

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Thank Colin G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great historical place to visit. Very knowledgeable staff. They took the time to explain to our 7 year old grandson when he asked questions and explained in a language that he could understand. It was brilliant and they really enjoyed it.

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Thank Hazel T
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With an entry fee of £5.10 we were not expecting very much but were surprised by the displays which fully explained the needle making process, videos showed what life was like for the workers. A bonus was that it contained details of the nearby ruined abbey and had an exhibition hall devoted to the ruins. The staff were very pleasant... More 

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Thank jackie b
Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Full of fascinating information Lots to do and see Kids will love the history also lots of fun to be had by all the family

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Wythall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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