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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We were off work for a few weeks and stuck one day what to do. Every time we drive pass it we say we should go there so we decided why not. It was free to look round and we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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English first
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were off work for a few weeks and stuck one day what to do. Every time we drive pass it we say we should go there so we decided why not. It was free to look round and we had fun trying in all the hats and taking lots of pictures. For a trip which we thought wouldn't be... More 

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Wilmslow Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Classic case of not visiting something special on your doorstep Delighted we got round to visiting. Learned lots of fascinating stuff about hats and the lives of hatters Visited the cafe great food and splendid people

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Droylsden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Visited the Hat Works with 3 children (10, 8 & 3), all had great fun and were really entertained!! The place is packed full of info and fun things, kids made hats out of paper, lots of stairs but there is a lift.....cafe and shop on upper level, would defo recommend starting at he bottom and working your way up... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Address: Address: Wellington Mill | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
Phone Number: 0161 474 2399
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Stockport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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