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Stockport Museum

30 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES, England
+44 161 218 1460
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Fabulous Museum

Brilliant from start to finish. We went to see the Strawberry Studios Exhibition on until... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Simon T
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Strawberry Studios Exhibition+

I originally visited to see the Strawberry Studios Exhibition and I was not disappointed! Avid fans... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dazzla1989
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Normanton, United Kingdom
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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 Victorian era as well as the impact of World War I. The doors are now open to our brand new family gallery which has been designed to help imaginations run wild, it is a space where anything is possible. In partnership with illustrator Becca Hall, the museum has been reimagined for younger visitors. A new character, Museum Mouse, has been created to take people on a gallery adventure to discover favourite objects from the Museum’s collection. Visitors of all ages will be able to learn about everything from Ancient Egypt, animals and nature to toys and shopping.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliant from start to finish. We went to see the Strawberry Studios Exhibition on until 29-01-2018. Closed Monday, Tues - Sat 10-5 and Sun 11-5. Welcomed as soon as we entered and given a brief explanation of the museums 5 floors and then left to...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Nice local town museum. Very good if a Stockport resident and some inter action items for children. Liked the displays about the local fire brigade, setting up a town counsel and the local police, Was interested to know that the first female police officer to...More

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The lady on the front desk is super friendly and makes you feel really comfortable! Amazing museum we really enjoyed it.

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Not usually keen on audio tours but this was good. you need one and a quarter hours to do it properly but its very intersting. The audio machines worked well and you can stop and start them as you wish. Amazing old building tucked away...More

Thank Icarusaflying
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you are of my generation 70's 80's - music recorded at Stockports Strawberry Recording Studio , bookended my teenage years - Starting with the Music of 10cc and ending with groups like the Buzzcocks - Joy Division- Icicle works etc. Brilliant exhibition - with...More

Thank MJ O
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I didn't know this little museum existed until a few months ago which is strange as I have been to staircase house twice previously... definitely needs more advertising. Great for spending a couple of hours, lots of interactive areas for children and local history information...More

1  Thank sassy123Stockport
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stockport is a dormitory - fact. However in the mundane there is the history of our lives and this musuem is the place to make the average Stockport resident realise that dormitory doesn't mean insignificant or dull. Excellent displays of industry, sport (who knew George...More

1  Thank jane240710
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I visited for a particular reason and that was the 50th anniversary of the most excellent Strawberry recording studio. Located in the bottom floor, the music detail was great. The reason behind the opening of the studio, the bands of my youth being represented via...More

1  Thank Spiderpig41
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