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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 #7 of 58 things to do in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My Father and i Visited the Hat Museum before a rugby game, we didn't have high hopes and were just looking to pass the time. this blows the fashion the museum of bath out of the water alas hats are not their niche. I was generally really surprised and it seemed we had uncovered an absolute gem. loads of interacting... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

would never ever of been my place of choice to visit!but my mum suggested it! So I had to go and we went. It was amazing,i thought it would be really small the place is huge and there is so much to look at and to interact with,its not all about hats either,you get a sense of what it was... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

this was a very interesting experience, and a well arranged and doccumented museum. i found my visit informative and educational/ .

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31 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great attraction for the town, free as well if you don't want a guided tour, there's stuff for the kids, machinery for the technical minded and fashion for the girlies, something for everyone, they've even got a pleasant cafe managed by Age UK. Worth a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a great day out here. The tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and gave me personalised tour! It's a fascinating insight into the history of hat making as well as a chance to see wonderful historic and contemporary designs. I spent a happy and fascinating afternoon.

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southampton england
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113 reviews 113 reviews
52 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I visited in a very snowy day and was so glad I made the effort. It was fascinating to walk through the old hat works. Stockport was the centre of the hat making trade and this museum houses mock up factories, genuine machinery, exhibitions of hats through the ages and from worldwide, including ceremonial and sporting hats. I visited the... More 

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Failsworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 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
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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