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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 #5 of 21 attractions in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Very intresting, and it was free loved all the shapes of hats all diffrent styles and also by diffrent desighers that are dead or alive they also take you around the mill and the machinery of the making of the hats still work, so it is worth a visit if you are visiting stockport.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hats off to all those responsible for this great museum. I had a beret interesting visit after opting for the guided tour - it wasn't deer(stalker) at just £4.75, which I thought was pretty good value. As much as I tri(corn) I can't find fault with this place- I fedora it....one of the top(hat) museums I've visited. A real treat... More

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Glasgow
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46 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Interesting machine room area showing how hats were made, great cinema room area with fascinating films on everything hats and hat industry. Plenty to learn for all. The area with hats for sale was mind blowing, not only the designs but the price tags! Worth a visit if in stockport for the day. Its free to wander so give it... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I don't think this is for everyone, but for me it was perfect! Very well set out and a lot of information. Such pretty hats too! Would highly recommend if you and friends used to try on wedding hats in department stores when you were younger!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a very well done exhibit, museum this is. We arrived just in time for a guided tour through. Our guide "Sue" essentially make the whole visit fun and inviting. Members of her family had worked at this factory over the decades so she had first-hand knowledge and was able to add a very personal tone to the tour. It... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

great little museum i went with my 3 children age 14 7 and 18 months all 3 kids had the best time ever there sumthing for everyone here a must for all

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Hyde, Cheshire,
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

When we went to the hat museum is was free to wander around with the option of a guided tour for a small fee. It's really interesting and well worth going to see. It's a place that changes its exhibits from time to time and when we went there was a display of miniture hats that had been made by... More

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Middlesbrough
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Managed to get there on our third attempt! Excellent knowledgable tour guide, kept our interest for the whole of the tour. Great historical information .....some may think 'Hat Museum' boring.....believe me it's not. Give it a go, well worth the entrance fee of about £4.50 to include the full 1 hour tour. Such a shame they don't have a restaurant,... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

this wonderful museum is not what you expect. It is so interesting with wonderful displays and different events throughout the year

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High Peak
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Okay for a visit, good for kids interactive can actually try on some of the hats. Free to get in, gift shop a little pricey good for a rainy day to take the kids during the hols.

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