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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Address: Wellington Mill | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
Phone Number: 0161 474 2399
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Keep your hat on!

An excellent museum with display cases of hat fashion through the ages. The stars of the museum are the hat making machinery from the Victorian times. Really worth a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

An excellent museum with display cases of hat fashion through the ages. The stars of the museum are the hat making machinery from the Victorian times. Really worth a visit

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We learned more of making hats in the previous century, the guided tour is a must and every penny worth! To learned more of how hats were first made by hand and later taken over by machines were very interesting!

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I had intended to visit this museum for some time as I have been learning to make felt hats from scratch. It was an education covering a now lost industry from early fur felt techniques through to the industrialisation of the processes, including allied trades. The factory exhibit and machinery is well presented and tells the story well. The videos... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Best done with a guided tour small charge worth every penny nothing like I expected from start to finish enjoyed every minute . Machines and actual making the material for hat making for him .Hat making and hats for her 400 of them from all over the world a must visit

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had school holiday jobs as a child at the factory, and this was a great memory of those days. There's far more to making a hat than most people would think and this is a good chance to see what was involved.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I didn't quite know what to expect from this. You can go in and look around for free, but we opted to pay for the conducted tour and we were so glad that we did. We found out so much and it was all so very interesting and informative, and we were amazed by what we learned. I would recommend... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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