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Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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great place

good place for a day out plenty to do good parking great history. worth a trip out for the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Redditch, England, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

As a Redditch resident for many years decided it was about time I visited Forge Mill and Abbey with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Redditch, United Kingdom
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Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
+44 1527 62509
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Reviewed 1 week ago

good place for a day out plenty to do good parking great history. worth a trip out for the day more a warm weather day out

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TracyNikol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a Redditch resident for many years decided it was about time I visited Forge Mill and Abbey with my grandson and I wasn’t disappointed. The Forge Mill Museum is spread over 3 floors and it was amazing how they had captured the making of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GordonE880
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no idea that Redditch was the needle making capital of the world at one point, nor how needles were made. This was a super little museum and very informative. The Bordesley Abbey exhibition was excellent too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Anna K
Reviewed March 11, 2019

An amazing place. I had never considered how many different types of needles we need from fish hooks to needles on syringes. A fascinating view into life in the 19th century in Redditch.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christine16o
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We went to the needle museum a while ago...not much to see there. We "looked" behind the curtain and were chastised for peeking at the inner secrets of the museum. There was absolutely NOTHING worth seeing here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marzi0510
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Never knew how much went into making needles! Really interesting. The staff however could do with some training in dealing with customers! We were ignored, spoken to harshly and made to feel very unwelcome. Not a smile between them. No enthusiasm at all and we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Happyfanx
Reviewed February 14, 2019

It was a short play they reacted the life of a needle maker very interesting & appropriate to where it was !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank aldawnan
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I never knew that so much effort and time went into creating needles! This fabulous gem of a museum is close to the centre of Redditch which makes it accessible by bus/train. I was part of a guided tour which gave a fascinating insight into...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nina K
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant Victorian market which creates a great atmosphere. Santa was patient and lovely. Will be visiting again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank barbaracE6318XI
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Visited the Museum with my Dad yesterday to see the River Arrow exhibition - very well presented and informative - helpful staff too. Have been to Forge Mill several times before - great centre for history of Redditch and in particular the needle and fishing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JulesandJulia
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Not practical to have a dog inside this museum