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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU England
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ronelworth wrote a review Feb 2020
Sandbach, United Kingdom3 contributions
The Hat Works might well be unique, although I imagine there may be something similar in Luton. It provides a glimpse into a piece of the past which is easy to overlook. Everybody wore a hat at one time and this museum lifts the lid, so to speak, on it all. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Mummy of one wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Thank you for the staff, for making it happen for a great day out and a full event for the birthday boy and his friends we still have the wool we made a few years ago.. It was a perfect party. Thank you for the wool making day event, Staff were friendly and very helpful. The wool making event taught us so much about the way wool is made and shoes are to this day, very informative and interesting place to visit my son was 8 at the time we had the party, n still we are regulars at visiting the museum..
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Andrei H wrote a review Nov 2019
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Luckily we are, and particularly enjoyed the history of hatting in this town. Well arranged attraction, helpful guides and we all learnt something.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Colin L wrote a review Oct 2019
26 contributions14 helpful votes
Well worth visiting, fascinating museum. I understand that museum is due for refurbishing shortly. Friendly & informative staff.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Peter H wrote a review Sep 2019
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom544 contributions496 helpful votes
What a great way to spend a couple of hours, learning about one of the most important industries that made Stockport known around the world. The cost of entry is £5 but a multi-site ticket is available that also includes the Air Raid Tunnels, Staircase House and Bramall Hall, this costs just £13 and never expires although you can only visit each attraction once. Our tour guide Ruth was a wealth of knowledge on the subject and a very engaging and interesting speaker. We learned so much about our local heritage and it was a pleasure to be in the company of her and our companions on the tour. There is a great exhibition of hats and other paraphenalia on the middle floor and a nice shop area on the top floor. The bottom floor is where the tour really explains all the processes in making hats and felting. It's a shame that the dreaded health and safety brigade have stepped in and, at present, none of the machines are running.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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