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All reviews guided tour on display making process working machinery rainy day small charge worth a visit rabbit fascinating history free entry interesting visit learn how couple of hours wander around great insight all ages own pace
Being a Stockport girl I cannot believe I’ve never been here before. A very informative tour learning how felt was made and the how we got the phrase - made as a hatter.
As a young girl my grandmother was a hatter at nearby Christie’s...More
Took advantage of Polling Day and decided to check out two hidden gems in Stockport with my 8 year old son who loves hats & history!
Had a guided tour and discovered loads that I never knew - including how felt was made. If you...More
Went with my OH, I went for the hats, he went for the machinery.
We got there in time to join in a free guided tour, I would highly recomend this. Our guide bought the history of the museum to life, she was the daughter...More
I never even knew how felt was made. Now I do , and what an incredible procedure. Really informative and very interesting guided tour. A great insight into another of our industries, on its journey from hand crafted to mechanisation. Thank you to our very...More
An interesting & varied experience. Knowledgeable guides, working machinery & fascinating information which, amongst other things, explains many well known colloquial phrases.Excellent hat display at end.
A must if you have visitors staying & dion't know where to take them locally!
If you just wander about this museum you will not get the most out of it. If you take the guided tour (£5, less for Concessions) it is likely to exceed your expectations. I found the hat production process absolutely fascinating. The lady on Reception...More
What a great couple of hours. Well worth the tour £5 a adult. Children under 16 free. Went on the tour with Sharza. Very informative lady and interesting to listen to. My children enjoyed it. 7 and 12 year olds. Nice and clean and well...More
Date of experience: February 2018
Bronwen S, Manager at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018
Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future.
Only a short walk away from the air raid shelters we decided to visit the museum of hatting as well. We didn’t pay as we were taking ourselves around the building. The next tour wasn’t until 1.30pm due to staff shortages & we couldn’t wait...More
This is a great museum. The staff were friendly and the exhibits are really interesting. Lots of good information about hat making and also about Stockport. You can wander around at your own leisure or go on a guided tour. There were activities for children...More
i love hats so I was excited to be visiting here and it didn't disappoint. We declined the guided tour as we much prefer to wander round at our own pace but there was lots of information so we didn't miss out. I loved the...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.