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

skip to content | skip to navigation

accessibility help | site map | graphics version | text version

Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
WELCOME TO FORGE MILL AND BORDESLEY ABBEY

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.

The museum 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)

Robots, Cyborgs and Androids Exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum, 23 July to 31 August 2014

FEATURED EVENTS

Sun 31 Aug
Robot Wars
Event at Forge Mill Needle Museum

Read more...

Robot Wars at Forge Mill

Sun 14 Sep
Farm Fun Sunday
Event at Forge Mill Needle Museum

Read more...

Farm Fun Sunday at Forge Mill

Thu 25 Sep
Charity Fashion Show
Event at Forge Mill Needle Museum

Read more...

Charity Fashion Show at Forge Mill

See all Forge Mill events for 2014...