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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Address: Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
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+44 161 474 2399
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Very interesting trip

We went to the museum for a quick trip as had a few hours to spare. There was so much to see that we will have to go back again. We took advantage of the free guided tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
serpentine19
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liverpool uk
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liverpool uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the museum for a quick trip as had a few hours to spare. There was so much to see that we will have to go back again. We took advantage of the free guided tour. Gordon, the guide was so informative and knowledgeable. He made the trip so much more exciting than if we had walk around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out first time visiting this place always passed it but never been in before, shows alot of different sorts of hats very interesting

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Thank tanya b
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this museum, many, many times. Right from different styles of hats, hats famous people have worn, hats from different cultures around the world, hats that different proffessions use, religious hats, and hats down the ages, along with hats from different era's. Also lots of machinery used in the hat making process, how materials are altered to... More 

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Thank bazonian2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We never knew what to expect from the place but it was surprisingly good. The kids enjoyed themselves We did to Fascinating machinery and brilliant explanations Well done

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Thank aellituv
cheshire UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Hat-making is part of the history of Stockport but with few of us wearing a hat - except perhaps at work - it is very much forgotten. This museum, run by the local council, attempts to remind of that past. There is a gallery of hats – couture, uniform – but sadly lacking much of the wider social context. Who... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Really interesting site with people stories and children s areas , so excellent for families. Makes you realise how much has changed in 100 years. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Very pleasant couple of hours.

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Thank Louise J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Great set up for a fun day out. Lots to.see and do.and then over to the plaza for lunch after. Would deffo recommended

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Lovely collection of hats that did interest my 3.5 year old. There's a dressing up area, story area and craft area. There's also a place to eat your own sandwiches. In the basement there's lots of hat making machinery which is very interesting and a mock up workers house. A brilliant museum.

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Thank abirdstoes
Cheshire UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Had another great visit and learnt so much. Family members were hatters in the early part of 20th century so is of personal interest.However this did not apply to accompanying friends and they thoroughly enjoyed the tour and displays. Caters for all ages and is enjoyed by all.

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Thank AlisonCheshire
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

lovely display of hats and machinery very interesting to see how much work went into making a hat,very nice staff

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