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Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

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very good it was a play we went to see there

It was a short play they reacted the life of a needle maker very interesting & appropriate to where... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Redditch, United Kingdom
Really interesting and enjoyable!

I never knew that so much effort and time went into creating needles! This fabulous gem of a museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nina K
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Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
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All reviews local history fishing tackle an interesting place victorian times guided tour fascinating insight worth a visit on display red sandstone excellent visit cistercian monks pocket money human remains enjoy the sunshine giant chess set beautiful building above ground
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 14 December 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
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Reviewed 15 November 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
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Although quite a small museum tucked away from the centre of Redditch.We opted for the guided tour and were given a fascinating insight into how the humble needle was produced by the Victorian workforce when the mill was producing all sorts of needles. Supplying all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Geoffreysm1th
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Visited yesterday with a small group of WI members and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Given a warm welcome on our arrival followed by a interesting and informative talk on the making of needles, everyone was fascinated and will never look at a needle in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pearl129
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I led a small group of National Trust supporters to see the Museum and Abbey, and we had a most interesting and rewarding day. The staff and volunteers gave us a warm welcome, and our Abbey guide, Don, provided an introduction to the history of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A really interesting environment to learn some really interesting history. I was fascinated with the history on needle making here! I am a local and to learn about my local history was amazing! The museum staff are very informative and helpful, and the ways that...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Sammy W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visited here last week. Very interesting to learn about the needle making industry. Especially for someone who has lived in Redditch all their life. Lots of company names from the past. Excellent.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank martincP8025GE
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A very unusual museum, the production and history of the needle. Really fascinating. Small cafe and shop.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Barbara P
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Not practical to have a dog inside this museum