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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 #7 of 22 Attractions in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Marple, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I expected a little something more out of this as a tourist attraction but unfortunately there's little to be said about this place. Wasn't worth the entry fee.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Less than 5 minutes walk from Stockport Railway station is a great little Museum all about the town's history of felt hat making. The machinery show the processes with good video archive. Do not miss the films of the worker's stories right at the end - easy to miss. Lots of hats of all types on display and some for... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the only hat museum in the UK and is near Stockport bus and train stations. I have often wanted to visit as you see the chimney sign from the Manchester train which we take from down south frequently.The museum is a quality example of how old history can be explained in a fantastically simple way yet show how... More

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Manchester
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have lived in this area for over 60 years and have never visited the museum before, which is a shame considering my father and uncle worked all their lives making hats in Stockport. My expectations were not high - how can hats be that interesting? Well I was amazed at this museum - not only is it very well... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went to The Hat Museum with a friend and wasn't really sure if I'd enjoy it. Actually, the beautiful and unusual and weird and ordinary hats WERE interesting to see. You also visit the machines used in the factory. However, the best part was the selection of videos at the end of the museum. The history of the hat-making... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum is a real gem of a place to visit. Very interesting to see hats through the ages and all free!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The cafe has gone (I understand this was a separate business/charity but it was a part of the same building and will be missed, even while I was there a couple of people left due to lack of cafe, maybe a vending machine would do?). A few of the exhibits were gone too, Alice in wonderland having a tea party... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been twice to the hat museum, once isn't enough. There are some very interesting exhibits and some very interesting machines in there. It is on 2 floors so there is a lot to see. It is worthwhile buying a multi entrance ticket at £12.50 to get into other venues including Bramhall Hall, Air Raid Shelters and Staircase House.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Recently visited the Hat Museum in Stockport and had a very enjoyable morning. The museum is free, but for a small fee the guided tour is well worth it. You start off watching a film, while sat on old cinema seats, then the tour guide takes you around the machine room. Our guide for the morning was a lady called... More

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Enthusiastic staff introduce you to 3 floors : machine floor helping you understand the whole process / the exhibition floor with vintage / contemporary and fledgling milliner's creations.

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