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Stockport Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting !

Great little Museum. Free to have a look round. 4 floors to explore, all filled with very... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Fieryannie1
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Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic place

Having visited Staircase House, my family and I were not actually aware the museum was next door... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Gemma H
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  • Average5%
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“joy division”(3 reviews)
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Time-travel from Palaeolithic to present day Stockport to experience the town’s entire history under one roof. Explore the fantastic finds from Mellor Iron Age hilltop settlement, life in medieval times, the thriving textile industry of the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES, England
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+44 161 218 1460
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 January 2013

By chance I picked up a leaflet about the free exhibition located in the basement of the Stockport Story Museum when we were already up in Stockport. We'd already visited the museum on another occasion with our 6 year old when we were left free...More

4  Thank ginnymarney
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 August 2012

just don't go on the guided tour, the huband and wife team seem to think it's their private pantomime. They are not funny and they bore you when you just want to get on and have a look round. We walked out before we fell...More

2  Thank Learac
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great little Museum. Free to have a look round. 4 floors to explore, all filled with very interesting subjects. displays are very good. well worth a visit.

Thank Fieryannie1
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you - the Museum is free for all so you can visit as often as you like :-D

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Having visited Staircase House, my family and I were not actually aware the museum was next door and went on the recommendation of a member of staff, who was really friendly and helpful. I’m so glad we went as it was a fantastic journey through...More

Thank Gemma H
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you Gemma - we love our Museum and try to tell everyone we meet about it :-D

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Stockport museum and Staircase House occupy the same group of buildings adjacent to the old market hall. We were made very welcome here by friendly staff but the biggest surprise was the size of both the house and then the museum, which when combined can...More

Thank Nimitta
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you - reckon we could get a visit from the new Doctor if we ask nicely? :-D Stockport Museum

Reviewed 26 June 2018

We had an hour to spare in Stockport before going on a pre-booked Robinson's brewery tour. We were advised that Staircase House would need more time than this, so we opted for the (free) Stockport Museum. This was spread over 4 floors with lots of...More

1  Thank Harv12
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you - we are worth a second visit to boogie to 10cc :-D Stockport Museum

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A very interesting small museum with both local Stockport history and a wealth of other interesting displays. The Staircase House which is in the same building, is the oldest property in Stockport, parts of which date to around 1450. A fascinating look at a very...More

1  Thank stationmastershouse
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review :-)

Reviewed 18 February 2018

We went primarily to visit the exhibition on Strawberry Studios but this museum is really very good in any case. The window from Stockport Sunday School just illustrates why museums are so important. The location is good as it encourages people to visit the rather...More

1  Thank jamie1542017
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hi Jamie, thank you for your review, we are very proud of our Sunday school stained glass and hope in the near future to have some more on display from Barnes Hospital. We do have a curator, along with a Collections Assistant and a Technician,...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018

We were pelasantly surprised by the historical buildings around the museum and market hall. The museum is free to enter and spread over 4 compact floors. The highlight was undoubtably the temporary exhibition on the history of Strawberry Studios which we understand has been extended...More

1  Thank GKTravellers
TunnelInspector, Manager at Stockport Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you for your review, you will be glad to hear we have added new items to the Strawberry display and it will now go on until the 30th September

Reviewed 26 September 2017

This has to be one of my favourite museums ever. It's not huge but it's larger than it looks and it's well laid out, clean, fully accessible to disabled people and there are interactive exhibits and plenty of seating, My only minor niggle is the...More

1  Thank desmondsdoll
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I originally visited to see the Strawberry Studios Exhibition and I was not disappointed! Avid fans of Joy Division, The Smiths, Martin Hannett, 10cc and other Manchester groups will no doubt think this is well worth a visit! Notable highlights for me are Mark Kennedy's...More

Thank Dazzla1989
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Stockport story museum is joined on to staircase house and the information center. Staircase house is chargeable but the museum is free. It covers three floors and gives some insight into the past of Stockport. Some interesting things but not fantasic.

Thank edwardbear80
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