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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Charming museum

Just happened to come across this museum one Sunday morning. It was really interesting with a good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katja T
Reigate, United Kingdom
Worth a Visit 👍

A great way to spend a rainy afternoon (or a sunny one come to that). I never imagined hats could... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
+44 161 474 2399
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just happened to come across this museum one Sunday morning. It was really interesting with a good mix of hats and the equipment used to make them. Free entry too.

Thank Katja T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend a rainy afternoon (or a sunny one come to that). I never imagined hats could be so interesting. ......from the basic processing to the finished article it's all here 🎩. Very friendly receptionist who stars in some of the videos....More

Thank ianandsuepedley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this museum on numerous occasions. It is fully wheelchair accessible, with lifts throughout. Go down to the first floor, where you get a introduction to hats of all shapes, designs and sizes, hats from around the world, hats of different religious...More

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was a truly brilliant museum and very well worth the visit if you are in the area. It covers 3 floors and Level 2 is the reception and shop, the next level is Level 1 and is where the Gallery and Exhibition areas are...More

1  Thank Shirlee K
BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank-you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I went here to please my wife, but was pleasantly surprised! Ruth, our guide was professional, extremely knowledgeable and made the tour really interesting. The museum is brilliantly set out and I am now almost an expert in the hatting industry. Stockport is a lovely...More

2  Thank ccimjh
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The Stockport Hat Works is certainly one of the more unusual places to visit. It has,a fine display of many fancy and striking hats, many of which have an interesting history. However, I would strongly recommend that you take the guided tour as this gives...More

Thank Christinekay
Bronwen S, Museums Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank-you for this brilliant review. Our guides really are brilliant at bringing the history to life! Come back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Not the longest visit to a museum, but worth a trip. Our grandkids enjoyed it. The guide was lovely and made the kids laugh. It's a hat museum, who doesn't like trying on hats for a laugh. Very inexpensive for a good couple of hours...More

1  Thank eveles
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stockport has changed considerably in the resent passed, so it nice to find that, the town has retained a good part of its industrial heritage, and this is well demonstrated by the exhibits and staff at the Hat Museum, the knowledge and presentation is first...More

1  Thank dougiegornall
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My nephew, niece and I had an hour or so to spare so decided to visit this museum. I wasn’t really sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there is a wide variety of hats on display but there is also plenty of...More

1  Thank robnh61
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A delightful voyage into Stockport’s industrial past - well worth a visit The building, Wellington Mill was built as a cotton spinning mill around 1830 before becoming a hat works in the 1890s. There are two floors of interactive exhibits showing the fascinating history of...More

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16 September 2018|
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Response from perizada2017 | Reviewed this property |
To a point. Hats and clothes to try on and lots to see. The work room may be a bit boring and noisy if the machines are being demonstrated
4 September 2018|
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Response from BronwenS48 | Property representative |
Hi there, Hat Works is just a 5 min walk from the train station and a 2 min walk from the bus station. It is signposted from the train station and the building can be clearly seen from the bus station. Thanks
Manchester Lass A
4 June 2018|
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Response from sharoncN4034SB | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.