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Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
+44 1527 62509
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Living history

We really enjoyed walking round Forge Mill and learning about the different processes involved in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PinkDiva_243
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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History and informative

Such an interesting place to visit, very informative, the items that are on view show you how hard... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacquie G
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
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+44 1527 62509
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking round Forge Mill and learning about the different processes involved in making needles. The film was excellent in going through each stage of manufacture and walking round really bought it to life. We were able to buy some refreshments after and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting place to visit, very informative, the items that are on view show you how hard the children and people of yesteryear had to work.

Thank Jacquie G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great insight into the old manufacture of needles, a well presented video and plenty of good information as you walk round.

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

This is a comprehensive story of needle making in Redditch, displayed in an old mill which ran some of the processes. It would be of interest to adults and children. There are two videos to watch and recorded stories on telephones on the way round....More

Thank David S
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

We had been in the area and saw the site on the web. It was very interesting I mean if you have ever seen and gone fishing or had surgery. The process to make the needles and hooks was dirty tedious dangerous and impacted their...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

An interesting place and,I think, unique. We spent about an hour looking around and found it really interesting. We could have done with a couple of guides in the rooms as we both had questions that remained unanswered. It was a cold and wet day...More

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Great way to learn about the needle industry through the ages, well worth the visit. Never knew so much went into making a needle. Good tour guides, very knowledgable about their subject. Learn also about the history of the Abbey , especially about the crop...More

Thank BarryGail
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We were travelling north to our home in Scotland following a visit to relatives near London. I was brought up in the Redditch area, near the museum, in Forge Mill Road. We arrived at the museum shortly after 15:00 on Sunday 4th March. The museum...More

Thank Martin E
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

This is a small attraction but it tells the story of the needle industry in Redditch very well indeed. The volunteer helpers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic - very keen to pass on their knowledge. Walking round and seeing how the needles were made in the...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A superb light industrial museum, in the home of needle making, well worth a visit. The history is fascinating, of Victorian needle manufacture, from the finest, to the largest. Demonstrable innovation, and progression, of the needle making industry that led the world from this interesting...More

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