Bordesley Abbey
Vistitor Centre and Cistercian Monastery Site in Redditch
Bordesley Abbey Historic Site

Contact

Forge Mill Needle Museum and

Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre

Needle Mill Lane Riverside Redditch B98 8HY Worcestershire Telephone: 01527 62509 Email: info@forgemill.org.uk

Visitor Centre

Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre is sited in the same museum complex as Forge Mill National Needle Museum. One ticket gives access to both facilities. The Visitor Centre, which is set in an original reconstructed 16th Century barn, shows many of the finds that have been excavated over the years. The exhibits show what the archaeologists have discovered about the life of the Cistercians monks of Bordesley - from how they worshiped, to the clothes they wore, to the illnesses they suffered. The Visitor Centre also houses the shop where a selection of souvenir guide books for both the Abbey and the Needle Mill can be bought. There is an interactive app to unlock the secrets of Bordesley Abbey which is available on tablets which can be borrowed from the museum shop during opening hours (for a small fee). Guided tours of the site are available for pre-booked groups and on the first Thursday of each month (April to September) at 11.30am a tour is available for visitors (normal entry charge applies). Website: http://www.forgemill.org.uk/ where you will also find details of facilities, events, opening times and how to get there,

Further information on the abbey can be found at…..

http://www.forgemill.org.uk/bordesley.htm gives information on the abbey and what can be seen. http://www.redditchhistory.org.uk/bordesley.html is a short presentation of the history of the abbey. http://www.reading.ac.uk/bordesley is a detailed guide of the work done by Reading University during their excavations. http://www.redditchwalks.org.uk/downloads/A1.pdf is a pdf download of a circular walk through the abbey precinct.
Bordesley Abbey
Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre and Historic Site
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Contact

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey

Visitor Centre

Needle Mill Lane Riverside Redditch B98 8HY Worcestershire Telephone: 01527 62509 Email: info@forgemill.org.uk

Visitor Centre

Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre is sited in the same museum complex as Forge Mill National Needle Museum. One ticket gives access to both facilities. The Visitor Centre, which is set in an original reconstructed 16th Century barn, shows many of the finds that have been excavated over the years. The exhibits show what the archaeologists have discovered about the life of the Cistercians monks of Bordesley - from how they worshiped, to the clothes they wore, to the illnesses they suffered. The Visitor Centre also houses the shop where a selection of souvenir guide books for both the Abbey and the Needle Mill can be bought. There is an interactive app to unlock the secrets of Bordesley Abbey which is available on tablets which can be borrowed from the museum shop during opening hours (for a small fee). Guided tours of the site are available for pre-booked groups and on the first Thursday of each month (April to September) at 11.30am a tour is available for visitors (normal entry charge applies). Website: http://www.forgemill.org.uk/ where you will also find details of facilities, events, opening times and how to get there,

Further information on the abbey can be found

at…..

http://www.forgemill.org.uk/bordesley.htm gives information on the abbey and what can be seen. http://www.redditchhistory.org.uk/bordesley.html is a short presentation of the history of the abbey. http://www.reading.ac.uk/bordesley is a detailed guide of the work done by Reading University during their excavations. http://www.redditchwalks.org.uk/downloads/A1.pdf is a pdf download of a circular walk through the abbey precinct.