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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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i take my hat of to you

I have been meaning to visit the hat museum for a long time, I’m so glad I finally went today with... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
mikesalernita
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Hats, hatters and milliners!

Had an excellent guided tour of this museum and learnt so much. Hatters make hats for the gentlemen... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
CAH1949
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Sherburn in Elmet, United Kingdom
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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Many thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CAH1949
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Just happened to come across this museum one Sunday morning. It was really interesting with a good mix of hats and the equipment used to make them. Free entry too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was a truly brilliant museum and very well worth the visit if you are in the area. It covers 3 floors and Level 2 is the reception and shop, the next level is Level 1 and is where the Gallery and Exhibition areas are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BronwenS48, Museum Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank-you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I went here to please my wife, but was pleasantly surprised! Ruth, our guide was professional, extremely knowledgeable and made the tour really interesting. The museum is brilliantly set out and I am now almost an expert in the hatting industry. Stockport is a lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The Stockport Hat Works is certainly one of the more unusual places to visit. It has,a fine display of many fancy and striking hats, many of which have an interesting history. However, I would strongly recommend that you take the guided tour as this gives...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Christinekay
Bronwen S, Museums Officer at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank-you for this brilliant review. Our guides really are brilliant at bringing the history to life! Come back to see us again soon!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Not the longest visit to a museum, but worth a trip. Our grandkids enjoyed it. The guide was lovely and made the kids laugh. It's a hat museum, who doesn't like trying on hats for a laugh. Very inexpensive for a good couple of hours...More

Date of experience: August 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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