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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Wellington Mill | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
0161 474 2399
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Paid a visit to the Hat Museum today, far more interesting than we expected with a very informative tour by our guide Gordon. Amazing machinery and great displays . We would definitely recommend paying a visit.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

After really looking forward to going, I was quite disappointed that the exhibits were all in dim lighting. I appreciate that textiles fade etc in the dark, but I really struggled to see a lot of them. As I was reaching the end, a member of staff informed me that there are torches at reception available to borrow! A shame... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was fantastic to see how hats were made in the beginning of time! How the process worked and how it change after the industrial revolution!

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

an interesting trip hidden gem. lots of old hats and methods of making them. the staff were very friendly and next time i would like to go on a guided tour. my grandson and i followed the guide round whilst he was giving a talk about machinery etc. modern and old alike very nice and convenient to buses and trains

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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have to confess that it was my wife who wanted to visit this museum. However, I found it interesting, particularly the machinery and explanations of how the hats were made. Even the different types of hats on display were worth a look. The only thing that spoilt our visit was that the lower floor had been set out with... More 

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Regina, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was not my choice -- my sometimes off-the-wall progeny put this place on or itinerary, I figured in retribution for some past transgression but I was so wrong about this museum! Within easy walking distance of the train station, this somewhat unbusy museum was a pure joy. There was much to see and learn on the self-guided tour --... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

- It may not look amazing from the outside so you may not know what to expect however once inside you will find a high standard museum with a comprehensive range of exhibits. - If you chat to the staff they will tell you that there is a tour, although you are more than welcome to just go around yourself... More 

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Marple, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I expected a little something more out of this as a tourist attraction but unfortunately there's little to be said about this place. Wasn't worth the entry fee.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Less than 5 minutes walk from Stockport Railway station is a great little Museum all about the town's history of felt hat making. The machinery show the processes with good video archive. Do not miss the films of the worker's stories right at the end - easy to miss. Lots of hats of all types on display and some for... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the only hat museum in the UK and is near Stockport bus and train stations. I have often wanted to visit as you see the chimney sign from the Manchester train which we take from down south frequently.The museum is a quality example of how old history can be explained in a fantastically simple way yet show how... More 

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