Puzzles and Illusions Exhibition Wednesday 31st July to Wednesday 28th August 2019

The Summer Exhibition running in the Forge Mill Needle Museum gallery from Wednesday 31st July to Wednesday 28th August 2019 is entitled Puzzles and Illusions and is an entertaining exhibition for all the family. In this hands-on exhibition you can explore intriguing and mind-bending puzzles which will surprise, delight and amuse you. There are 3D…

Summer Events at Forge Mill Needle Museum

On Sunday we welcomed Brick Central – LEGO enthusiasts who showcased their amazing work, with hands-on LEGO games and activities which ran all day, Following on from this the Museum has a wide range of amazing events to fill the summer holidays. These include….. SUMMER FUN: MEDIEVAL MADNESS SUMMER FUN: NATURAL CHILL TIME CREATE, BUILD,…

Bordesley Weekend on Saturday and Sunday 20/21 July.

To coincide with the National Festival of Archaeology 2019, the museum will be having a special Bordesley Weekend on Saturday and Sunday 20/21 July. During the weekend there will be tours of the site of the 12th  Century Bordesley Abbey site in the morning at 11.30  am. and afternoon, at 2.00 pm.  a special exhibition…

Exhibition: Thu 20 June to Sat 27 July 2019 Re Vision

In addition to the permanent exhibits at the Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, there are also have a wide variety of interesting and exciting exhibitions throughout the year. These exhibitions are housed on the middle floor of the Mill building. There is no additional charge to enter the exhibitions, since the…

Updates April 2019

I went down to Forge Mill Museum today to do our Tuesday Mill tours for visitors but there were no takers. Last week Don Vincent had 5 visitors and for our first tour of the year I had 2 visitors who were ‘reccing’ the site for a group visit of around 30. I arrived early…

Scour II: the Museum in the Landscape

“Scour II: the Museum in the Landscape” is an ambitious programme of contemporary art for the Arrow Valley Country Park, Redditch in 2019. Artists Keith Ashford and Elizabeth Turner will use land art, stencil graffiti and video projection to explore the unique combination of industrial heritage and nature within this New Town landscape. An important…

Exhibition – Ancient Wisdom – 11th to 28th April 2019

Running from Thursday 11th April to Sunday 28th April 2019 there is a new exhibition in the Museum entitled ‘Ancient Wisdom’ which is a hands -on exhibition for all the family. Running specifically over the Easter holidays, this exhibition sets out to show how so much of our knowledge and ideas that we use in…

Visitor Tours

In addition to the pre-booked tours of the Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey ruins for visitor groups, the museum also offers guided tours for Museum visitors on a regular basis. Beginning in April until the end of September, there are guided tours for visitors of the Forge Mill Needle Museum on every Tuesday…

Forge Mill Exhibition: Thursday 7th March to Sunday 7th April 2019

The latest exhibition at the Forge Mill Needle Museum, running from today (Thursday 7th March) until Sunday 7th April 2019, is a unique opportunity to view an exhibition by Oddfellows Arts, a multi-disciplinary group of West Midland Artists. ‘Take a …’ is a collaborative theme applied by nine artists with a wide variety of specialisations…