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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Address: Wellington Mill | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
Phone Number: 0161 474 2399
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Very Good - Recommend the guided tour! :)

The museum is split across two floors, with a gift shop, cafe and the entrance above these. There are lifts though! The bottom floor is where the machinery is and if you take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Elle B
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is split across two floors, with a gift shop, cafe and the entrance above these. There are lifts though! The bottom floor is where the machinery is and if you take the guided tour then you will be talked through the hatting process and shown the machines in action. The tour is definitely worth taking as it brings... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I took a group of 40 to the hat museum on May 9th. We arrived at the front entrance of the shop and thought that it was going to be a short tour as it did not look very big. But when we got inside, Wow! We were greeted by Fiona, Sue & Ruth who were most welcoming. We were... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been to Stockport Hat Museum on the "Museums at Night" occasion. I found that it was a good initiative to see what's in my town and a different way to relax after work. We were welcome by friendly staff who invited us to do some activities such as creating felt. I don't know if the activities were on in... More 

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Abergele. North wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was an excellent museum of an industry long gone and a fascinating tour introducing the history of the various hats and how they were made. The old workshop, felting, fitting and museum. An excellent afternoon as a rainy day activity with the children during the holidays , grandparents treat or as we did just a couple. And enjoyed tremendously.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

An excellent museum with display cases of hat fashion through the ages. The stars of the museum are the hat making machinery from the Victorian times. Really worth a visit

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We learned more of making hats in the previous century, the guided tour is a must and every penny worth! To learned more of how hats were first made by hand and later taken over by machines were very interesting!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had intended to visit this museum for some time as I have been learning to make felt hats from scratch. It was an education covering a now lost industry from early fur felt techniques through to the industrialisation of the processes, including allied trades. The factory exhibit and machinery is well presented and tells the story well. The videos... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Best done with a guided tour small charge worth every penny nothing like I expected from start to finish enjoyed every minute . Machines and actual making the material for hat making for him .Hat making and hats for her 400 of them from all over the world a must visit

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had school holiday jobs as a child at the factory, and this was a great memory of those days. There's far more to making a hat than most people would think and this is a good chance to see what was involved.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I didn't quite know what to expect from this. You can go in and look around for free, but we opted to pay for the conducted tour and we were so glad that we did. We found out so much and it was all so very interesting and informative, and we were amazed by what we learned. I would recommend... More 

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