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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Perfect for all - fascinating & fun

On a rainy day with a toddler and a baby my cousin and I visited the Hat Works - awesome! Lots to... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2012
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Great for adults and kids

Bored? Rainy Day? Head here for a fabfew hours. I have a 1yr old and a 3yr old and its fab for them... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2012
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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
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All reviews guided tour on display making process bottom floor worth a visit rabbit fascinating history free entry two floors couple of hours interesting visit for sale all ages air raid friendly staff machinery industry
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

On a rainy day with a toddler and a baby my cousin and I visited the Hat Works - awesome! Lots to see for all ages - makes you appreciate how a hat really 'makes' an outfit! The bags of toys scattered around are brilliant,...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Bored? Rainy Day? Head here for a fabfew hours. I have a 1yr old and a 3yr old and its fab for them and great for me too.

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank CheekyMcSqueaky
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Just returned from a FREE visit with my wife & 4 year old grandson, what a great way to spend a wet cool April showers afternoon !!!!!!!! Our grandson loved the extra attraction of looking for the hidden bunnies in the easter bunny hunt ,but...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

most of my family used to work in hatting before and after the last world war it gave a good look into the past to see what they really did

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

I have been here several times in school holidays with my two children. The holliday craft sessions are fun, varied and good value. The community cafe is well run with a good selection of well priced options. The changing displays in the gallery are small...More

1  Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This museum is a real good laugh, had a lot of interactive stuff for the kids and as its free so perfect value for the afternoon. We didn't do the tour so cannot advise on that and perhaps the bottom floor of the machines is...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Alan A
Reviewed 20 February 2012

OK its hats and unless you have a strong passion for hatwear and its history then you would imagine it to be a fairly un exciting day out. However as the parent of a 21 month old who is fascinated by everything, it was a...More

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank KilosUk
Reviewed 25 January 2012

A great place to visit whatever your age. Really interesting and humourous guided tour. Hats of all shapes and sizes on display. Helpful and frienly staff in museum and cafe.

Thank AlisonCheshire
Reviewed 15 January 2012

What a great place! Loads to see and learn about for all ages.The added bonus of having a lovely cafe run by very friendly staff.A truely exeptional museum.

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank sue g
Reviewed 31 December 2011

It is a brilliant museum which shows all the machinery & process of hat making. Everything is explained & you can take you time & read all the explanations. It frequently showcases hats from films or television dramas & there is a fabulous selection of...More

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank TurnipTownsend
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Maureen N
19 March 2019|
Response from Grumpyoldman15 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Maureen You need to contact the Museum direct to answer your questions but I do know they do guided tours and have a cafe area but not sure of the opening times. In stockport, there are the WW2 Air Raid Shelters and the... More
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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
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