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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
+44 161 474 2399
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Fab way to spend your time!

i love hats so I was excited to be visiting here and it didn't disappoint. We declined the guided... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TheRelfster
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Fascinating!

Even having read the other reviews I found this museum so fascinating and I hadn't appreciated how... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Ulka K
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love hats so I was excited to be visiting here and it didn't disappoint. We declined the guided tour as we much prefer to wander round at our own pace but there was lots of information so we didn't miss out. I loved the...More

Thank TheRelfster
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Even having read the other reviews I found this museum so fascinating and I hadn't appreciated how much goes into producing hats. Visited with a friend and we took the tour which was given by Sue Lea. Her mother, father and grandmother had all worked...More

Thank Ulka K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

An exhibition of hats, and a guided (or go by yourself, it's up to you) tour of the historical story of hat making in Stockport. The guided tour was helpful to understand the machinery we were looking at. I didn't know that a police helmet...More

Thank catherine6543
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We booked a multi sight ticket and included was a tour of the Hat works. Our guide was brilliant and managed to entertain our reluctant 11 year old son .It was a fascinating history and the process complex. The displays are interesting and very well...More

Thank jerseyjeanette
Bronwen S, Manager at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank-you for your review. Its great to hear you all enjoyed your tour. The cafe currently operates on Sundays only 12noon - 3pm and serves fantastic soup, crusty bread, fabulous coffee / tea and sweet treats.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

I was reluctant to visit, even being free, but my girlfriend kept mentioning it so we went. Its very interesting and well worth a visit if you are in Stockport! First its free! Staff were friendly and its clean and spacious. It doesn't take so...More

1  Thank RigaFanUk
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Hats are not my thing, but a good tour guide is. Unfortunately I have forgotten his name, but he was a previous worker and family member who delivered a great tour, with genuine knowledge, skills and anecdotes, that brought the museum to life. I would...More

1  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A fascinating and educational tour in the making of felt hats of all shaped and sizes in Stockport. Really interesting. The lady who took just the two of us on the guided tour was informative, friendly and helpful.. Just walking around on your own reading...More

Thank efcraig
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I had previously visited the Museum a couple of times and loved it. A must-see museum for anyone interested in clothing and fashion. Yesterday I got completely lost in Stockport and ended up by the Museum, I went in and asked them for directions and...More

Thank Viv1947
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A great little museum.... family friendly, the kids, big and small will love trying on all the hats. Plenty to see in the museum. Go onto the factory floor, see all the machines. They are not up and running... yet. Gift shop, tea room and...More

Thank scouse_mouse_2000uk
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Best hat museum I have been to. Very informative. The childrens activity could be made more interactive. Some kind of quiz.

Thank Helen M
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Michelle L
7 October 2017|
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Response from UKGreenO | Reviewed this property |
I believe the tour is about 90 mins long. We were lucky that we attended the museum on a very quiet day, so we were the only ones on the tour and the chap was more than happy to answer all our questions causing the tour to... More
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suebyk44
13 July 2017|
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Response from mrs p | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid there isn't a cafe but the city centre is a stone's throw from the museum with yummy restaurants and lovely little cafe's
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