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

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Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Sat 18 July to Sun 6 September 2015

Have a real encounter with all your favourite Hollywood blockbuster sci–fi aliens!

See how scary Ridley Scott's original Alien creature and the Alien Queen are close up... as well as others from the Alien franchise.

Meet the iconic life size characters from Star Wars: Chewbacca, Yoda and not forgetting the Dark Lord, himself, Darth Vader.

You will also see movie props from the Chronicles of Riddick and Star Trek with costumes from the Planet of the Apes, Stargate Atlantis, Thunderbirds and many more.

This is a great exhibition for all the family as well as all film fans.

Alien Invasion Exhibition
Thu 10 September to Sun 25 October 2015

This is a quilt exhibition by two of the country's leading exponents of textile art - Hillary Beattie and Jenny Rolf.

Both artists have an abiding passion for the natural world, together with a keen interest in the use of pattern, form and composition in the decorative arts through history.

In this exhibition they celebrate the diversity and beauty of nature in some of its many forms.

Shape of Nature Exhibition
Thu 29 October to Sun 22 November 2015

Redditch is a town which, despite its size, has always punched above its weight. From the Arts to Archaeology, from Music to Manufacturing, from the 18th to the 21st Century, Redditch people are at the forefront.

In this exhibition the Redditch Local History Society show the impact of people in the town on activities which have stimulated the local community and those who have promoted the town both nationally and internationally.

Below: Samuel Allcock – fishing tackle manufacturer, Edwin Smallwood - needle manufacturer and local benefactor, Gillian Knight - Opera Singer and John Bonham - Led Zeppelin Rock Legend.

Famous Redditch People 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.