Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire

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Forge Mill Needle Museum, Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
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We'd be delighted to hear what you think about our museum and our web site.

Maybe you have visited us, and would like to tell us about your visit? Or perhaps you have your own experience or recollections of Redditch's needle-making history that you would like to share?

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Previous Guestbook Comments

Christine Ayres
12 Oct 2016

On behalf of Creative Stitches, Chipping Campden I would like to say thank you for bringing the museum to life.

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Abbeywood First School
06 Nov 2015

Thank you so much for an excellent, informative school trip. The children learnt so many interesting facts and they thoroughly enjoyed the practical sessions in the museum. Thank you to Debbie and her team! Debbie was attentive and her super organisational skills allowed our trip to be hassle-free! Big thank you to Brother William as well!

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Lynne Reading
08 Oct 2015

Visited with a party of Bentley Pauncefoot WI members. We found the guided tour by Jo-Ann fascinating and enjoyed the displays and Quilt Exhibition. Many thanks for an excellent experience.

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Val Monk
11 Nov 2014

Had a very special visit. As a volunteer at Ripon museum trust was very impressed by the lay out, information available and attention given to us by the head curator!

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Debra Furey Magee
14 Sep 2013

Your website is lovely. I need help in discovering if my great grandfather was associated with this factory in the mid 1800's. The family name was Green. My grandfather was born in Redditch in 1866. The story goes that his family had a needle factory. When I saw your museum I was floored. Could there be connection? Please advise. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

(If anyone can help with the above, please use the Guestbook form above to send us a message, and we will pass it on. Webmaster)

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

A Draper
03 Apr 2012

Visited with my grandchildren 6 & 9 years. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff were very helpful. Hands on activites were great.

Museum Rating: Not Experienced
Web Rating: Excellent

Ginny McKinney
24 Apr 2011

I find your website to be fascinating on several levels. I have been researching my family history which guided me to Guy Beauchamp, my 20th great-grandfather. He is supposedly buried at Bordesley Abbey. Then I found your needle museum. I owned a small needlework shop in Colorado for several years and sold John James needles. I actually lived in England for two years in the early '70s and wish I would have known my family history at that time. You have a wonderful site and I will definitely visit should I return to the UK in the future.

Museum Rating: Not Experienced
Web Rating: Excellent

Maurice Williams
11 Dec 2010

I am chair of our Local History Group in a Village Called Thurgoland 11 miles north of Sheffield. the Village on the river Don had three water driven wire mills much of this wire went to the needle industry in Redditch. Do you have any info on wire suppliers to Redditch please Many Thanks M Williams.

Museum Rating: Not Experienced
Web Rating: Excellent

Mark Hamnett
27 Oct 2010

I can well recommend the museum as being an important insight to days gone by. How an everyday product was made. We have an interest in the industry and will certainly use this as one of our resources and will support future exhibitions and the archive.

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Mr D Gibbs
25 Apr 2010

I went to your fine museum today for the frist time, I don't know why I left it so late. I live in Rednal, Birmingham and pass it very often, next time I will bring my wife and 2 other sons. Thanks for the good web site, I have sent this link to Australia. Best regards.

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Pauline Jean Wheatcroft
05 Nov 2009

So glad to see you are still going strong. Will try to come up for the christmas exibition. Best wishes to all who remember me.

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Dominic Ivaldi
25 Jun 2008

The new website and museum are excellent. I had a really informative visit to the museum recently and never new Redditch had such an important and signifciant history.

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

R J A Clarke
27 Mar 2008

The new website is great - one of the best that I've seen lately. Well done! It's easy to navigate, easy to read, great pics, full of interesting information. And the Explore map works really well too.

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent

Catherine Sprott
24 Mar 2008

As a history teacher, I think the medieval medicine workshop looks like a fantastic revision opportunity for all yr11 students doing medicine through time. Wonderful timing!

Museum Rating: Excellent
Web Rating: Excellent