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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
Phone Number: 0161 474 2399
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11:00 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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Hat works visit with my wife Angela.

We had a visit to the Hat Works my wife and I found it very educational and rewarding the staff on site were very knowledgeable and helpful well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Gordon F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a visit to the Hat Works my wife and I found it very educational and rewarding the staff on site were very knowledgeable and helpful well worth a visit.

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Thank Gordon F
Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

fantastic tour by roger the guide, we had a film show,then a step by step explanation of hat making through the years, nowhere to buy food but you can take your own packed u ch and sit in the cafe area,they supplied a drin k of water,that was a lovely touch. very helpful stqaff and we tried on some hats... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice welcome from the ladies on reception .went down to the museum lots of lovely and different hats very interesting just a little dark. then the machinery which was also very interesting .a worthwhile place to visit.

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Thank Alan W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love this place .i used to take the children there all the time , as the exposition change regularly or whenever i had visitors .it was something local to do for free . used to have a cafe too.

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Thank mw196905
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stockport is a surprisingly good place to visit on a dull or rainy day.in the town centre there are several excellent attractions and you could easily spend all day just visiting them. A bargain ticket covers three of the museums in town. The hat Museum might be easily overlooked (though you can hardly miss the massive mill it is located... More 

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Thank David F
Altrincham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming and fascinating place to visit. I have often driven by Hatworks but am so glad that this time I visited. The museum is a visual feast with hats of every shape, size and colour from every era. Stunning! The section with the machinery and old Offices and work spaces transported me back in time in the blink of... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

very nice free museum. Three floors to look round and every one rather interesting. Lovely hats that are from all different years that give you an insight into what they would have worn then, the hats purpose and how they're made which is a great way to learn new things. Also, there's a kids section that's filled with fun activities.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is the only museum of hating in the country. It's much more interesting than you'd think. The guided tour is really interesting and tells you so much that you didn't know about the process of hat making. There is a full range of machinery involved in the process. Our guide, Roger, was so enthusiastic and so interesting. After the... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The hat works is a lovely place to take small children there are loads of hats to try on lots of things that they touch and make, the staff are really helpful and answer all their questions show them how things work There is even a little hatters cottage for them to look at as it was in the old... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

It was an interesting visit as it was free if you go round by yourself. If you are looking to fill half an hour in Stockport have a look.

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