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

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Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Tue 7 July 2015: Museum Opening Times Limited

Please note that the museum will be closed between 1.30 and 3.30pm on Tuesday 7 July. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. No other days or times are affected.

Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch is an unusual and fascinating place to visit. This historic site illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries. Models and recreated scenes provide a vivid illustration of how needles were once made, and how Redditch once produced 90% of the world's needles.

On the same site, just a very short walk from Forge Mill Museum, are the ruins of Bordesley Abbey - a medieval Cistercian Abbey which has been extensively excavated. Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, which is set in an original reconstructed 16th century barn, tells the extraordinary story of the Abbey from its development in the 12th century to its destruction in 1538 by Henry VIII during the dissolution.

One of the most unique museums in Worcestershire and the West Midlands, the museum also has a superb Gift Shop selling souvenirs and a good selection of the finest quality needles, many of which are locally produced. We also stock unusual needles and offer a mail order service.

Little Explorers at Forge Mill. Fridays 12 Sep to 17 Oct 2014

Guided Tours (Apr to Sep)

Crazy About Quilts Exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum, 6 June to 12 July 2015


Fri 3 Jul
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Event at Forge Mill Needle Museum


Teddy Bears' Picnic at Forge Mill

Sat 11/Sun 12 Jul
National Archaeology Weekend: A Roman Invasion!
Event at Forge Mill Needle Museum


National Archaeology Weekend at Forge Mill

Sun 9 Aug
Day of the Daleks
Event at Forge Mill Needle Museum


Day of the Daleks at Forge Mill

Sun 30 Aug
Scarecrow Day
Event at Forge Mill Needle Museum


Scarecrow Day at Forge Mill

See all Forge Mill events for 2015...