Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire

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Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Wed 23 July to Sun 31 August 2014

This is must for all Hollywood Sci-fi fans!

It's not often members of the public get to meet some of the metallic stars of the big screen. We have both 'goodies' and 'baddies', and visitors can get close up and personal with famous names such as Robby the robot from 'Lost in Space', Robocop and the deadly diabolical ABC robot from 'Judge Dredd'.

The exhibition also has firm family favourites: from Star Wars a life sized battle droid and the head of C-3PO. And then, representing British Sci–fi we have the BBC's Dr Who - you can see the original Sontaran prosthetic head, and get close enough to see the superb detail on the cybercontroller (Cybermen) head.

There are many other well-known robots as well: from Aliens we have the chestbusting creature; we have the head of the Sil monster from the 'Species' movie; and the popular and life-like Sonny from 'I Robot', plus many more both large and small.

This exhibition has kindly been sponsored by Jack Don from The Museum of Movie Magic.

Please note: Entry to this exhibition is included in the normal admission price to the museum. However, for Redditch residents on Wednesdays only (when museum entrance is normally free) there is a separate charge of £2 for adults and £1 for children to visit this exhibition.

Robots, Cyborgs and Andriods Exhibition
Wed 3 September to Sun 19 October 2014

An exhibition by the Inkberrow Design Centre students who are studying for a City & Guilds in fashion garment design.

You will see fabulous designs worked in fabrics from sumptuous painted silk to traditional British wool and creative styles ranging from exquisite Saville Row tailoring to the more unconventional!

The exhibition also showcases some talented millinery work, from students ranging from 8 to 70 years old. Many of these unique creations will be for sale.

More information and courses available on their website.

Read associated poster.

Local Schools' Textile Art Exhibition
Wed 22 October to Sun 23 November 2014

The Forge Mill Volunteer Group explores the early and fascinating history of our region.

They start in the Anglo-Saxon period, when this area was part of the Kingdom of Mercia, and move onto the fragile unification of England which began under King Alfred.

They continue with the Norman Conquest and the rise of the great monasteries, the Black Death, the end of feudalism and how it culminated in the War of the Roses.

The Group examine the changes which occurred in our region during those troubled times and illustrate how there is still so much evidence around us that relates to this interesting period of our history.

Medieval Redditch Exhibition

In addition to the permanent exhibits at the Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, we also have a wide variety of interesting and exciting exhibitions throughout the year.

The exhibitions are housed on the middle floor of the Mill building.

There is no additional charge to enter the exhibitions, since the cost is included in our normal admission rates.