Events

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre holds many different events throughout the year.

These can link in with National Days or initiatives, seasonal themes or exhibitions that are on display at the museum, or just fun-filled events for all the family to enjoy. With such a variety of events there is something for everybody!

Thu 20 June 2019: 2.00 to 4.00pm

SCOUR II ART PROJECT: FOLLOW THE RIVER ART WORKSHOP (4)

Work with embroidery artist Hanny Newton to create artworks inspired by the beautiful needle collection.

Learn about the history and landscape of the Arrow Valley.

Explore different types of needles, fabrics and embroidery techniques.

Experiment with drawing, stitch and collage with objects collected from nature.

Read associated flyer (pdf)

ADULTS £8.00 PER SESSION (or £35 for whole five-week course)
FAMILIES WELCOME, CHILDREN FREE

Please contact the museum to book places.

Thu 27 June 2019: 2.00 to 4.00pm

SCOUR II ART PROJECT: FOLLOW THE RIVER ART WORKSHOP (5)

Work with embroidery artist Hanny Newton to create artworks inspired by the beautiful needle collection.

Learn about the history and landscape of the Arrow Valley.

Explore different types of needles, fabrics and embroidery techniques.

Experiment with drawing, stitch and collage with objects collected from nature.

Read associated flyer (pdf)

ADULTS £8.00 PER SESSION (or £35 for whole five-week course)
FAMILIES WELCOME, CHILDREN FREE

Please contact the museum to book places.

Sat 20 and Sun 21 July 2019: 11.00am to 4.00pm

BORDESLEY WEEKEND

To coincide with the National Festival of Archaeology 2019, the Museum is having a special Bordesley Weekend.

During the weekend there will be tours of the 12th Century Bordesley Abbey site in the morning and afternoon, and a special exhibition on Bordesley Abbey and the Cistercian Order in the Visitor Centre, which also shows many of the finds which have been excavated over the years.

NORMAL ENTRY FEE APPLIES
Includes entry into the museum

Sun 28 July 2019: 11.00am to 4.00pm

LEGO DAY

Forge Mill welcomes Brick Central – LEGO enthusiasts who will showcase their amazing work, with hands-on LEGO games and activities running all day!

ADULTS £4.00, CHILDREN £1.00

Fri 7 August 2019: 10.00am, 11.45am and 2.00pm

CREATE, BUILD, LEARN WORKSHOPS

Create, Build, Learn return to Forge Mill to deliver 90 minute expert-led workshops which teach children how to use LEGO pieces to allow their ideas to come to life!

This will be followed by LEGO crafts and activities for children around the site.

CHILDREN £6.00 – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Please contact the museum to book places.

Fri 14 August 2019: 10.00am, 11.45am and 2.00pm

CREATE, BUILD, LEARN WORKSHOPS

Create, Build, Learn return to Forge Mill to deliver 90 minute expert-led workshops which teach children how to use LEGO pieces to allow their ideas to come to life!

This will be followed by LEGO crafts and activities for children around the site.

CHILDREN £6.00 – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Please contact the museum to book places.

Fri 21 August 2019: 10.00am, 11.45am and 2.00pm

CREATE, BUILD, LEARN WORKSHOPS

Create, Build, Learn return to Forge Mill to deliver 90 minute expert-led workshops which teach children how to use LEGO pieces to allow their ideas to come to life!

This will be followed by LEGO crafts and activities for children around the site.

CHILDREN £6.00 – BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Please contact the museum to book places.

Sat 31 August 2019: 4.15pm for 5.00pm performance

OUTDOOR THEATRE: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad!

Come and join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures in Quantum Theatre’s brand new adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic – a treat for all the family!

Gates open at 4.15pm for picnics. The performance begins at 5.00pm. Please bring your own blankets and seats for the show.

Read associated flyer (pdf)

ADULTS £9.00, CHILDREN £4.50
Please contact the museum on 01527 62509 in advance to book tickets.

Sun 15 September 2019: 11.00am to 4.00pm

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

A day to celebrate our local heritage. Come and enjoy:

  • Motor bikes from the Royal Enfield owners Club
  • Model boats
  • Live music from Indigo Arts
  • Exhibition from the Redditch local history society

Refreshments will be available from the Coffee Bar.

ADMISSION FREE
Includes entry into the museum

Sat 30 November and Sun 1 December 2019: 11.00am to 3.00pm

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Step back in time and join us to celebrate a traditional Christmas. Victorian entertainment will provide the festive atmosphere whilst you browse amongst a variety of food and craft stalls to choose unique Christmas gifts.

There will also be the opportunity to visit Father Christmas in his grotto as well as take part in some children’s creative crafts.

  • A variety of craft stalls providing unique Christmas gifts
  • Traditional carol singing with Indigo Arts Heritage Group
  • Visit Father Christmas in his grotto
  • Mulled wine and roasted chestnuts
  • Victorian entertainment
  • Christmas crafts for children

A truly traditional Christmas event for all ages!

ADULTS £1.00, CHILDREN FREE

01527 62509

Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Needle Mill Lane
Riverside
Redditch
B98 8HY

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