Forge Mill Needle Museum

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Forge Mill Needle Museum

There is more to a Needle Museum than meets the eye……. Did you know that Redditch was famous for producing ninety percent of the worlds needles in Victorian times?

The Forge Mill tour has expert guides to take you around this historic mill to bring to life the fascinating and sometimes gruesome story of how the humble needle was made.

You will also experience the (largely) unchanged atmosphere of an original scouring (polishing) mill: much of the original Victorian water powered machinery remains and is working for group visits.


The Mill are the only water powered needle scouring mill left in the world! The link with needles is also celebrated through regularly hosting textiles exhibitions.  The Needle Mill itself is set in the beautiful grounds of a twelfth century Cistercian Abbey. The museum also offers tours of Bordesley Abbey which is just a short walk from the mill.

For further details on group package please see the website at

Tel: 01527 62509   




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