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All reviews guided tour on display making process working machinery fascinating history rainy day worth a visit small charge rabbit free entry interesting visit couple of hours wander around great insight all ages own pace town centre
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
BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
Thank-you so much for this fab review! Glad you liked our shop - we love sourcing hat-related gifts and crafty items!
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
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
I have been meaning to visit the hat museum for a long time, I’m so glad I finally went today with my wife .The guide was excellent a local I would guess,he answered all my questions and made the museum come alive for us ....More
BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Had an excellent guided tour of this museum and learnt so much. Hatters make hats for the gentlemen and milliners make the ladies hats. Loads of beautiful hats on display including some which could be tried on. Very complex machinery for stretching the hoods -...More
Who knew that the making of hats could be so interesting. Whilst this is not a working museum, the tour guide brought it all to life. People, working conditions, machinery equipment and methods (no health and safety in the past!!) plus a wonderful display of...More
A great way to spend a rainy afternoon (or a sunny one come to that). I never imagined hats could be so interesting. ......from the basic processing to the finished article it's all here 🎩.
Very friendly receptionist who stars in some of the videos....More
I have been to this museum on numerous occasions. It is fully wheelchair accessible, with lifts throughout. Go down to the first floor, where you get a introduction to hats of all shapes, designs and sizes, hats from around the world, hats of different religious...More
Response from BronwenS48 | Property representative |
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.