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…

Forge Mill Needle Museum Heritage Day, Sunday 15th September 2019

We had a terrific day at our Forge Mill Needle Museum Heritage yesterday, Sunday 15th September. We had good sunny weather and a steady stream of nearly 300 visitors throughout the day. At the event we had a the regional Royal Enfield owners Club with some superbly maintained bikes, highly detailed model boats from the…

Heritage Open Day Sunday

Many thanks to the Redditch Standard https://redditchstandard.co.uk/ for their excellent article in their printed edition on our Heritage Open Day on Sunday 15 September 2019 from 11.00am to 4.00pm when have our annual volunteer organised Open Day.   – ADMISSION FREE This is part of the England’s largest festival of history and culture where every September…

Exhibition Friday 30th August to Sunday 27th October 2019: Sanctuary by Hilary Beattie

The current exhibition in the Gallery, running from Friday 30th August to Sunday 27th October 2019, is entitled Sanctuary and is by Hilary Beattie, a textile and mixed media artist. Hilary is an award winning textile artist and quilter who works with textiles and mixed media,    http://www.hilarybeattie.co.uk , and she loves to design and make…

Tearoom benches renovated by Redditch Community Sheds

Redditch Community Shed, formerly known as “Men in Sheds”, have done a really nice job of renovating out tearoom benches at the Museum. The work they have done is very much appreciated by the staff and volunteers, as well as visitors to the museum. Find out more about the group at https://rolyduke.wixsite.com/communityshed

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…