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…

Closure of Museum due to Coronavirus

It is of no surprise that, sadly, with the current situation, the Forge Mill Needle Museum is closed until further notice. Details of the current situation can be found at the Museum’s home page  https://www.forgemill.org.uk/web/ This is obviously a big disappointment to the volunteers who support the museum and the many visitors who are interested…

‘ART AT THE MILL’, by members of the local Redditch Art Circle

‘ART AT THE MILL’, an exhibition by members of the local Redditch Art Circle, is well worth a visit. There is a very wide range of art showcasing the talents of members Redditch Art Circle, who are local artists from Redditch and the surrounding areas. The exhibition shows a diversity of subject matter and a…

Forge Mill Needle Museum opens 1st February with new Exhibition

The first exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum runs from Saturday 1st February to Sunday 8th Marchis Art at the Mill, an exhibition by members of the Redditch Arts Circle. Redditch Arts Circle are showcasing the talents of their members from Redditch and the local area, and the exhibition shows the diversity of subject matter…

Forge Mill Needle Museum Annual Christmas Fayre 30th November and the 1st December

The weekend of the 30th November and the 1st December was our annual Christmas Fayre. It was dry and cold (very cold!) and we had a good attendance with hundreds of visitors on each day. Music was provided throughout the weekend by the excellent Indigo Arts, who sang Christmas Carols, and the, always first-rate, Alcester…