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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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A surpisingly interesting museum.

Stockport is famous for the manufacture of hats. This museum provides a large display of finished... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Richard A
Brilliant atmosphere

Wow, we loved our Saturday lunchtime visit to the Hat Works Museum. Great few hours spent here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank paulaalan_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This may not sound like the most appealing museum, but one visit here will change all that. Thankfully this gem was minutes away from where I was staying. To start with, there are displays of different hats worn over the centuries and even a bit...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to the hat museum a few times before. I didn't like the extra displays as much as I have previously. There were some interesting places, like the hatter's cottage, but the machines on the ground floor just seemed endless and clumped together. My...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Justine G
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Been past this place many times over the years but just assumed it would be a few hats in a room how wrong we were, There is loads of history about the Stockport area and process of making hats, machinary, etc the guided tour fully...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Beluga183
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Only a few minutes walk from Stockport train or bus station, the hat museum tells the history of hats by 2 floors of hat history. One floor shows hundreds of different hats, displayed well with excellent information. The lower floor shows the machinery required to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Mandy K
BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2019

Many thanks for your review - we are always grateful to know what visitors think - glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed July 2, 2019

Worth a few hours if you are in and around manchester - learn how hats were made and the origins of the mad hatter from lewis carroll! great fun day out!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank samsung c
BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back and see us soon.

Reviewed July 1, 2019

We had visited the Hat Works on a previous visit to the UK. The Museum has been upgraded since that time. The film (pre the guided tour) was good. The Tour Guide was excellent and responded well to the many questions that were posed by...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Many thanks for your feedback - so glad you came to visit us again during your time in Manchester.

Reviewed June 25, 2019

This is a fascinating place to visit. I never new there was so much involved in making a hat. I certainly never new that it involved beaver fur! Museum free, but well worth paying £3.75(concessions) for a tour of the factory. Our guide was Gordon,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019

Thank-you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. I'll make sure Gordon knows how much you enjoyed his tour.

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Maureen N
March 19, 2019|
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Response from Grumpyoldman15 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Maureen You need to contact the Museum direct to answer your questions but I do know they do guided tours and have a cafe area but not sure of the opening times. In stockport, there are the WW2 Air Raid Shelters and the... More
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jill1907
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Beamtwist123 | Reviewed this property |
To a point. Hats and clothes to try on and lots to see. The work room may be a bit boring and noisy if the machines are being demonstrated
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jayBedfordshire
September 4, 2018|
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Response from BronwenS48 | Property representative |
Hi there, Hat Works is just a 5 min walk from the train station and a 2 min walk from the bus station. It is signposted from the train station and the building can be clearly seen from the bus station. Thanks
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