Hat Works Museum of Hatting, Stockport

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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Brilliant popped in on a rainy day spent a couple of hours. Free entry only pay if you have a tour. Interesting videos in the seating area at the end of the first gallery.
  • 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.
  • A delightful voyage into Stockport’s industrial past - well worth a visit
  • 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.
  • Lovely museum close to parking. Well worth a visit. Great collection of hats and the story of the industry

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