The Museum’s address is:
Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Needle Mill Lane, Riverside, Redditch, B98 8HY.
Main Car Park
Overflow Car Park
From North of Redditch
Leave the M42 motorway at Junction 2 (Hopwood Services), and take the A441 south (signed to Redditch). Follow the A441 for approx 3.5 miles. Immediately on passing the Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater restaurant on your left, you will arrive at a large roundabout (the ‘Sainsbury’s roundabout’). Take the first exit, onto Millrace Road (signed to Riverside/Abbeydale). Then take the second turning on your left, into Needle Mill Lane.
From South of Redditch
Follow the A435 heading north. Shortly after passing through Mappleborough Green, take the A4023 (signed to Redditch). Follow the A4023 straight on for approx 2 miles, then take the exit signed for A441*. At the roundabout, take the third exit, still following the A441 (signed to Birmingham). You will shortly arrive at a large roundabout (the ‘Sainsbury’s roundabout’). Take the fourth exit, onto Millrace Road (signed to Riverside/Abbeydale). Then take the second turning on your left, into Needle Mill Lane.
* Note: Don’t worry if you miss this exit. You will therefore arrive at the start of the Redditch Ringway. Simply follow the Ringway all the way round to the end, and turn left back onto the A441 (signed to Birmingham).
The nearest bus stop is near to the Abbey Stadium, Redditch. From Redditch Bus Station, take the 146 bus (headed towards Birmingham) and alight at the Abbey Stadium. The museum is a short walk from this stop.
Take the train to Redditch train station (the last stop on the cross city line). From there, either take the bus (described left) from the adjacent bus station, or take a taxi from the station to the museum.