We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews guided tour on display making process bottom floor rabbit worth a visit fascinating history free entry two floors couple of hours interesting visit for sale all ages air raid friendly staff machinery industry
We'd been wanting to visit for years by the time we went last week - and we weren't disappointed! The staff are all very very lovely and the tour guide we had was passionate about the museum because its history was also her own family...More
Fascinating story about the history of hatting in the area. Our guide, Sue, was informative, friendly and full of interesting stories about the topic - the personal connection really brought the story alive.
Thank you Sue.
History is often soon forgotten. The Hat Works Museum of Hatting remembers a key Stockport industry, now a shadow of its former self. Not only is the history remembered but also the processes that produced hats from early cottage industry to mass production. Not only...More
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
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
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
BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019
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.
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
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
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
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.