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Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey

Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
+44 1527 62509
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Lovely day

Nice to have a walk around and to see how it all works, not over busy which was good cheap few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rstilt1979
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
A gem well worth a visit

To my shame, after living in Redditch for nearly five years, I had never visited the Forge Mill... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
clivegb
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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“local history” (7 reviews)
“water wheel” (7 reviews)
“fishing hooks” (6 reviews)
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Needle Mill Lane, Redditch B98 8HY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to have a walk around and to see how it all works, not over busy which was good cheap few hoursbefore heading home Although we didn’t have children with us there is a lovely park with a large beach affect area

Thank rstilt1979
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To my shame, after living in Redditch for nearly five years, I had never visited the Forge Mill Museum until recently but now I have, my admission allows me to visit three more time free! Very quiet on the day I went; I was told...More

Thank clivegb
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 July 2018

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.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

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 12 June 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 7 June 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 30 April 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 4 April 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 4 March 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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