Hat Works Museum, Stockport

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  • August 16, 2017
    My friend & I arrived at the museum at 1:00 pm on Sunday. The public entrance is on the 2nd floor on Wellington Road South. The next escorted tour was due at 1:30pm. Meanwhile we had a look round some...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    What a treat and so informative. Gordon, our guide through the bowels of the museum, was excellent; full of information and anecdotes. Who knew so much went into making a hat? Thoroughly worth a visit...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    We took our 2 young grandchildren for a 2 hour visit and they loved the dressing up and hat wearing. Cafe is now closed.  more »
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  • Don't be fooled... It's free to visit!! (It's only £5 if you want a tour) Me & wife and 1 year old had a great time exploreing the place. It's got 3 floors, top floor is nothing. Middle floor is 100' of hats to see over the years, and a great area to try on funny hats! + Kids play area. Bottom floor is for the older generation with all the machines showing you how they made them. Very interesting.
  • The tour is well worth the money - the guide can show you the machinery in action and explain the whole process. The hatters cottage mock-up is interesting and allows you to see the conditions people lived in. It also brings back memories for some of the older visitors (like my grandad who remembered getting his arm trapped in the mangle!). The exhibitions of hats on the upper floors are interesting, with everything from flat caps and fascinators to police helmets and top hats. And for small children, there are some hats you can try on.
  • Very informative tour. It's surprising how much effort goes into making hats.
  • I have been on the weekend hat courses. Really enjoy them. The only negative is that there is no free car park.
  • Some surprises never thought of hats as interesting but great slice of social history

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