Forge Mill Museum
Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries and a short walk from the Museum, are the ruins of Bordesley Abbey - a medieval Cistercian Abbey which has been extensively excavated.
We have had an amazing level of support from local groups and, provided nothing goes wrong regarding taming the virus, we hope to make this the best event ever. We, the volunteers at the Museum, appreciate the continued support given by ‘Rubicon Leisure’ to our efforts in supporting out local museum.
Amongst the wide range of local activities activities which we will have are:
• A range of iconic motor bikes from the Royal Enfield owners Club
• Meticulously built model boats from the Little Radford Model Boat Club
• Live music from Indigo Arts, our local community charity supporting young people.
• Display from AIR (Arts in Redditch), a charitable organisation promoting and supporting arts.
• An exhibition of art from local artists in the meeting room organised by AIR.
• Presentation by Scour Arts who will put on the final exhibition of the Redditch arts project terminated in 2020 by Covid.
• A display by the Redditch History Society/Friends of Forge Mill Museum in the meeting room.
• A display by the Redditch Local History Museum.
• Worcestershire Wildlife Trust will be promoting wildlife in Worcestershire.
• Free entry to ‘A Journey into Marvel’, an exhibition by Lee Bradley in the Museum gallery
• Free entry into the museum - the only existing water powered scouring mill will be operating.
• Tours by experienced volunteer guides of the Needle Museum and the Bordesley Abbey Ruins.
• Refreshments and light lunches will be available from the Mill View Coffee Bar
Sunday 19 September: 1100-1600, tours tba
No booking required
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Max 20 people per tour/session. Forge Mill Needle Museum 30-45 mins, Bordesley Abbey Site 45-60 mins Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch illustrates the rich heritage of the needle and fishing tackle industries. Models and recreated scenes provide a vivid illustration of how needles were once made, and how Redditch once produced 90% of the world's needles. On the same site, just a very short walk from Forge Mill Museum, are the ruins of Bordesley Abbey - a medieval Cistercian Abbey which has been extensively excavated. Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, is set in an original reconstructed 16th century barn.
Needle Mill Lane, B98 8HY Worcestershire, United Kingdom