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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent museum with something for everyone!

I took my Mum here one Sunday and we only paid £1,50 each as there was a special kids' day on. The museum is well set out and although we didn't take the tour, I got the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time at the museum, lots to see and do. Cafe service was abominable!! Took 15mins just to place order, 25mins then to get coffee to table. Had no ham for kids sandwiches (basic!), no coleslaw, no sourdough for adult sandwiches, not much to be quite honest! When food was finally delivered it was wrong and had to... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

I took my Mum here one Sunday and we only paid £1,50 each as there was a special kids' day on. The museum is well set out and although we didn't take the tour, I got the impression it was quite entertaining. I rarely wear even a cap but I found the workshops fascinating and the exhibition areas really well... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I popped in here to get out of the rain with my kids, have seen it so many times before, living in Stockport, but never actually thought of going in. It is free to go round and it's so much bigger than I expected. The kids and I had great fun trying on all different kinds of hats and striking... More 

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Manchester
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Made a trip here today and was impressed! We enjoyed the tour where we were told all about the process of making hats and how it has changed over the years. Also it's really interesting to hear about what Stockport was like 200 years ago. There used to be about 50 hat factories in the area with thousands of local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a wee gem of a place to visit. Interesting local history and a lot bigger on the inside, more to it than you would think and great to see it all preserved

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Interesting place to visit. The hat displays are good but I liked the building itself and the old machinery better. Lots of information about the industry dotted about. This is a free attraction ( although you can pay for a guided tour) so well worth a look. There's also a nice little cafe to enjoy a drink afterwards.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very interesting history of hats and of Stockport. Lots of things to see and read. Children enjoyed it also. Good hour spent. It's free !

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A leisurely wander round this museum. Was informative and interesting. Hands on activities for the kids (hats to try) and adults alike. Free entry or if you want the "proper" tour you can pay. Showing new talented up and coming milliners, interesting and unusual designs. Cafe, a nice airy place for a drink. All places accessible for wheelchair users which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's in the name really just not my cup of tea, spent about 30 mins in there and I thought it was only me bored when my child also said can we go so I didn't bat a eye lid and left.

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visit the museum to see how the hats were made and then look at some of the fabulous array of hats in the collection. Fantastic

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