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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Fascinating museum with brilliant guide

Just 4 of us in group but guide, Roger was brilliant, giving very detailed explanation of the felt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
QualityTraveller2
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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A good hour spent on a wet miserable morning

Even though we had lived near Stockport for many years, we had never found time to visit the 'Hat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrsBee55
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just 4 of us in group but guide, Roger was brilliant, giving very detailed explanation of the felt to many types of related hats and how the process changed through the ages. Wonderful exhibits and enhanced with videos, some of the time of early manufacture....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we had lived near Stockport for many years, we had never found time to visit the 'Hat Works'. We didn't know what we'd missed! Entrance is free but to maintain the museum donations are asked for where possible. We entered from the street...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hat Works guided tour began with 10 min video & then personally guided tour around the old hat making machinery. Extremely knowledgeable local man as Guide. Fascinating process and overall interesting. Possibly a struggle for small children as could be a little dull, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you so much for your review. The tour really does help bring the history of the hat trade to life. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 9 December 2018

We were en route to Derbyshire and looking for somewhere to visit on the way. I looked up things to do in Stockport and came across the Hat Works. I thought it might be mildly interesting but I was wrong - it was quite fascinating....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

One of a small number of excellent museums in Stockport, this one features the hatting industry which once centred on this area. You enter via a very nice shop with a very good hat selection for sale. Downstairs there are two floors, one with extensive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

My mother in law came over for the weekend and I thought this would be a nice museum to spend the morning. The museum is free but tours are £5. We did not take the tour. The museum gives a good idea of what life...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

The array of hats displayed is staggering, and you get the story of how they were made and the people involved. I liked the gift store a lot, I wish I had bought the hat I tried on, it rocked. Go for an hour, enjoyable....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank-you so much for this fab review! Glad you liked our shop - we love sourcing hat-related gifts and crafty items!

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We called in on the off chance and really enjoyed the experience. Didn't realise how much history was involved really good time. Staff very helpful.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

A fascinating insight into one of the lesser known industries which boomed at a time when everyone seems to have worn a hat ! Very informative and superbly presented along with the original production machinery which was also made locally and reflects Stockport's notable history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

I went there as part of a theatre conference and was shown round by one of the excellent guides. Sadly not all the exhibits were working due to H&S but it is a fascinating place and you must visit to see a part of our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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jill1907
16 September 2018|
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Response from perizada2017 | 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
4 September 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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Manchester Lass A
4 June 2018|
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Response from sharoncN4034SB | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.
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