Friends of Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
Supporting our local museum

Forge Mill Needle Museum

What you can see and visit…..

The museum tells the fascinating story of needle making in Victorian times. It has the only water powered scouring mill left in the world. Models and recreated scenes and an audio trail provide a vivid illustration of how needles were once made The middle floor is used as the temporary exhibition space with varied programme of exhibition. The top floor holds an extensive and unique collection of needle related items. The museum also has a superb Gift Shop selling souvenirs and a good selection of the finest quality needles. Flora MacDonald's Coffee Bar at Forge Mill is run by museum volunteers. Read More at: http://www.forgemill.org.uk/forgemill.htm

Bordesley Abbey Site

What you can see and visit…..

Excavated sIte of Abbey Church and Cloister with an interpretation board explaining what can be seen. St Stephens Gateway Chapel site which was used for worship by Redditch residents until the early 19th century before being moved to the town centre, Fishponds dug by monks to supply fish for their table Site of Medieval water mill. A model and part of the wooden mill race can be seen in the Visitor Centre The River Arrow which was diverted by the monks to allow the site to be drained. Viewpoint with interpretation board which gives a view of the whole site. Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre which exhibits finds from the site and tells the story of the Abbey. Read More at: http://www.forgemill.org.uk/bordesley.htm and at: http://www.bordesley-abbey.org.uk/
Friends of Forge Mill Needle Museum
and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
                                  Designed and Updated by Anthony Green  

Forge Mill Needle Museum

What you can see and visit…..

The museum tells the fascinating story of needle making in Victorian times. It has the only water powered scouring mill left in the world. Models and recreated scenes and an audio trail provide a vivid illustration of how needles were once made The middle floor is used as the temporary exhibition space with varied programme of exhibition. The top floor holds an extensive and unique collection of needle related items. The museum also has a superb Gift Shop selling souvenirs and a good selection of the finest quality needles. Flora MacDonald's Coffee Bar at Forge Mill is run by museum volunteers. Read More at: http://www.forgemill.org.uk/forgemill.htm

Bordesley Abbey Site

What you can see and visit…..

Excavated sIte of Abbey Church and Cloister with an interpretation board explaining what can be seen. St Stephens Gateway Chapel site which was used for worship by Redditch residents until the early 19th century before being moved to the town centre, Fishponds dug by monks to supply fish for their table Site of Medieval water mill. A model and part of the wooden mill race can be seen in the Visitor Centre The River Arrow which was diverted by the monks to allow the site to be drained. Viewpoint with interpretation board which gives a view of the whole site. Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre which exhibits finds from the site and tells the story of the Abbey. Read More at: http://www.forgemill.org.uk/bordesley.htm and at: http://www.bordesley-abbey.org.uk/