Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Hat Works Museum of Hatting, Stockport: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Hat Works Museum of Hatting Reviews: 4.5/5

Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Hat Works Museum of Hatting
4.5
from $8.33
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Lionel. M Jones
2 contributions
I LOVE THE HAT MISEUM
Mar 2020
I love the hat museum. I went here with my freinds when we missed our bus. Better than waiting in the cold. We Had the time of our lives. Stayed hours. Could not get over the grand scope of this place. Such a good time. If your intersted in hats, craft, history, or FUN, come to the hat museum. Every second is a godsend. Bless.
Written January 18, 2021
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ronelworth
Sandbach, UK3 contributions
Fascinating Look at an Overlooked Aspect of Life
Apr 2019
The Hat Works might well be unique, although I imagine there may be something similar in Luton. It provides a glimpse into a piece of the past which is easy to overlook. Everybody wore a hat at one time and this museum lifts the lid, so to speak, on it all. Highly recommended.
Written February 12, 2020
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Mummy of one
4 contributions
Best birthday party
Dec 2019
Thank you for the staff, for making it happen for a great day out and a full event for the birthday boy and his friends we still have the wool we made a few years ago.. It was a perfect party. Thank you for the wool making day event, Staff were friendly and very helpful. The wool making event taught us so much about the way wool is made and shoes are to this day, very informative and interesting place to visit my son was 8 at the time we had the party, n still we are regulars at visiting the museum..
Written December 7, 2019
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Andrei H
119 contributions
Great if you are into hats and hatting
Jan 2019
Luckily we are, and particularly enjoyed the history of hatting in this town. Well arranged attraction, helpful guides and we all learnt something.
Written November 14, 2019
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Colin L
25 contributions
Fascinating Museum
Oct 2019 • Friends
Well worth visiting, fascinating museum. I understand that museum is due for refurbishing shortly. Friendly & informative staff.
Written October 8, 2019
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Peter H
Greater Manchester, UK542 contributions
Brilliant
Sep 2019
What a great way to spend a couple of hours, learning about one of the most important industries that made Stockport known around the world. The cost of entry is £5 but a multi-site ticket is available that also includes the Air Raid Tunnels, Staircase House and Bramall Hall, this costs just £13 and never expires although you can only visit each attraction once. Our tour guide Ruth was a wealth of knowledge on the subject and a very engaging and interesting speaker. We learned so much about our local heritage and it was a pleasure to be in the company of her and our companions on the tour. There is a great exhibition of hats and other paraphenalia on the middle floor and a nice shop area on the top floor. The bottom floor is where the tour really explains all the processes in making hats and felting. It's a shame that the dreaded health and safety brigade have stepped in and, at present, none of the machines are running.
Written September 30, 2019
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Patrick S
Manchester, UK16 contributions
Pretty disappointing
Sep 2019 • Solo
Not much to see. Machinery on on floor and badly lit hat display on the other floor. £5 entry and £3 parking nearby. Spent less than half an hour there
Written September 29, 2019
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Richard A
28 contributions
A surpisingly interesting museum.
Sep 2019
Stockport is famous for the manufacture of hats. This museum provides a large display of finished hats but the historical origins and methods and machines used is also fully available. Take a guided tour for lots of extra information.
Written September 16, 2019
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davide79_12
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK1,814 contributions
Brilliant atmosphere
Sep 2019 • Couples
Wow, we loved our Saturday lunchtime visit to the Hat Works Museum. Great few hours spent here. Great location, informative and a great experience. Sue our guide was wounderful - excellent in her knowledge and family insight into hat making. A real asset to the museum. We really enjoyed it. Would recommend a visit to all. Brilliant.
Written September 9, 2019
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paulaalan_8
manchester86 contributions
Well worth it
Aug 2019 • Family
Took my two grandchildren age 6 and 8 and they loved seeing all the different machinery used to make the hats. They also got to try hats and clothes on which was very exciting for them. Some of the hats were absolutely amazing. Plus was free
Written September 2, 2019
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