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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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We took the guided tour, Thanks Nick.

Very interesting afternoon visit, and this time we took the tour, well worth the fee. Fascinating history of a product that has been around for so long, especially interesting to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bizinessman
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting afternoon visit, and this time we took the tour, well worth the fee. Fascinating history of a product that has been around for so long, especially interesting to see how a heavily manual process became replicated by very clever machinery.

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Thank Bizinessman
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my partner - kept our interest for over two hours. Entrance is free but it's well worth paying for the guided tour (less than £5 each). Guide very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and gave a real insight into the history of hat making locally, together with appalling work conditions in the past (now we know where the expression "Mad... More 

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2 Thank Paul H
Nelson, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've wanted to visit the Hat Works for a number of years and finally got to visit this weekend. We paid for the guided tour and I'm so glad we did. Fascinating insight into the industry of hat making and our guide was excellent, giving us demonstrations of the machines and sharing stories throughout the tour. The display of hats... More 

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1 Thank GuinnessEm
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic bit of history! Well worth a look around 7 give a greater understanding of the manufacturing process!

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Thank vinc3nt13
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic 60/90 minutes being taken around with Gordon. Really learned a great deal and was fascinated by the evolution of the hat making industry. Fabulously friendly staff and great chef in the cafe. We had a GREAT day out. The hat exhibition was an added bonus. Thanks.

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Thank amfdolcevita
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

i went here with my partner a few times and i think its a great place to take your kids as there is so much to learn and its really fun

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Thank Jay M
manchester
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Very intresting ,able to just walk round and take your time , its free but if you want a guided tour it £4.50 ish lovely that they don,t put any pressure on you. You have to visit their cafe .not over priced and good food .and very nice staff .

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2 Thank scarlet31
Kendal, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife and I visited a couple of weeks ago.We were a bit pressed for time but we paid to join a guided tour that had been booked by a group. The guides parents had worked in the factory and she had memories of being taken there when she was a child. The whole process was described and demonstrated. The... More 

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1 Thank str4tc4t
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

An interesting journey into one of Stockport's iconic trades. Lots to see and do and the children loved dressing up.

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Thank Paul C
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Visited the hat works museum with the intent of also visiting the local air raid shelters, but found so much to do (with the tour and the exhibits, plus spot of lunch in the cafe) that we scrapped the latter. Our tour guide had a family connection to the local industry and was able to share childhood memories of the... More 

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