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Archaeological Site, £1.65-£4.90

Bordesley Abbey

Bordesley Abbey

Bordesley Abbey


Jo-Ann Gloger

01527 62509


Needle Mill Lane,
B98 8HY

Events at this Venue


The ruins of Bordesley Abbey are only a short walk from the Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre. The medieval Cistercian Abbey has been extensively excavated. The Visitor Centre tells the story of the Abbey from its early development in the 12th Century to its destruction in the 16th Century following the dissolution of the monasteries.

Encounter a human skeleton from the 15th century and learn about medieval death and disease. Hear the spooky ghost story of the black dog of Arden!

See the unique 800-year old medieval mill timbers from the earliest metal working mill in the country

Discover how the 12th Century monks and lay brother worked and worshiped.

Explore the remains of the Abbey accompanied by Brother Nicholas in our free audio tour of the site

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Abbey site is open access all year round. Visitor Centre is open February - November


Museum admission rates apply for access to the Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre



See location of Forge Mill and Bordesley Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 045685  Lat: 52.31504 Long: -1.93425

By Road:
Take J2 off M42, A441 south towards Redditch, museum off 2nd roundabout after motorway.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed