Heritage Day 19th of September 2021

The leaflet for our volunteers organised Heritage Day at Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor on the 19th  of September has been updated. This reflects the sad demise of the Redditch Arts Circle, the exciting addition of Clem Dalloway to the live music on the day and the new coffee machine! Clem Dalloway…

There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Forge Mill Needle Museum will be gradually opening, all things going well from the 12th of April 2021. 12th April to 16th May the grounds, including play area will be open Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm. There is no entry charge for the grounds/play area and tea/coffee will be available. 17th May to…

Sunday 19th September Heritage Open Day

Well, we all need to look forward to a more positive 2021 and the National Heritage Open Days organisation have set the 11th to 19th September for this year’s festival. We have decided, in agreement with the Needle Museum staff, that we will have Sunday 19th September as our Heritage Open Day. So, the date…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Are we nearly there yet? As one of the most extraordinary years of modern history draws to a close, we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let us hope that during 2021 we can slowly return to a period of normality and that Forge Mill Needle Museum and…

Sadly, no Victorian Christmas Craft Fayre in 2020

This coming weekend would have been our regular Victorian Christmas Craft Fayre and I have put together a collage of images from previous years. Music has always been provided throughout the weekend by the excellent Indigo Arts, singing Christmas Carols, and the, always first-rate, Alcester Silver Band, providing a selection of Christmas melodies. Often there…

The Song as ended but the Melody lingers on….

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we were not able to have our annual Heritage Day event at Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre www.forgemill.org.uk this year. However, the national Heritage Open Days organisation encouraged participants to create an on-line event instead. This we did and it was available for the duration of…

Forge Mill Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre Heritage Open Day

  On Sunday 13th  September we had planned to have our Forge Mill Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre Heritage Open Day as part of the National ‘Heritage Open Days’ events calendar. Sadly, this year, due to the current Covid19 situation, it is not possible to have a live event. However, the good news is…

Heritage Open Days 11th to 20th September

It is now exactly 4 weeks to our planned Heritage Open Day at Forge Mill Needle Museum. Sadly, like so many Museums and other   Historic locations, due to the current Coronavirus situation it is not possible for our live event to go ahead. However, the good news is that Heritage Open Days have decided that this…

Visit 22nd June 2020

I gave the car a bit of a run yesterday and we called in at the Bordesley Abbey meadows for a walk and had a look at Forge Mill Museum. It was good to see that the grass had been cut and the hedges trimmed. I was particularly pleased that the box hedges were looking…

Heritage Open Day 2020

Although our Heritage Open Day on Sunday 13th September 2020: 11.00am to 4.00pm is still scheduled on the Forge Mill Needle Museum website the situation continues to evolve. Heritage Open Days is all about celebrating community and local stories, which feels more important than ever in these strange times and the national organisers are determined…