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…

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…