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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 #6 of 21 attractions in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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38 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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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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14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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