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Hat Works Museum, Stockport

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  • Visited here in April with my little girl. Very interesting, with lots of things to look at. There are dressing up areas for the kids and some really cool items on display. I do feel however that you ...  more »
  • As an afficionado of hats, or a .... in a hat, this place was an absolute dream. I've never realised how much effort went into the manufacturer of hats, and it was very interesting to see a wide range...  more »
  • A fantastic museum with lots of interest. One floor is dedicated to the production of hats, felting, hat blocks and a whole lot more. A guided tour brings this industry to life (hat making can be trac...  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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