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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Address: Wellington Mill | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
Phone Number: 0161 474 2399
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Ranked #6 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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Failsworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I expected a lot more out if this museum! Me and my partner had wanted to visit for a long time and now we've been we wish we didn't bother! I was extremely disappointed with the display they had there and the small factory on the bottom floor was uninteresting.

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We've been a couple of times with our little granddaughters, who really enjoyed spending an hour or so here. There's plenty for children to see and do - dressing up, making and colouring paper hats, playing with the toys supplied etc - and it's an interesting place for adults, too. Of particualy appeal (in our case, at least) for young... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Interesting day for all the family. Activities for children, much more interesting than initially sounds and wonderful to have the attraction in stockport, talks and shows you about the industrial town and who doesn't love a bit if history

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had a spare couple of hours so went to the Hat Works with our Visitors from New Zealand and had a really interesting Tour of this old Mill in the centre of Stockport. Its next to the Rail and Bus Station for easy access or the NCP Car Park Multi Storey charges a £1 per hour There's a good Cafe... More 

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Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Enjoyable touring this museum, once working hat factory. Nice job of providing explanations. Once used equipment up close and personal on the tour.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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