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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Fascinating!

Even having read the other reviews I found this museum so fascinating and I hadn't appreciated how... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Ulka K
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Personal guided tour

An exhibition of hats, and a guided (or go by yourself, it's up to you) tour of the historical... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
catherine6543
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Even having read the other reviews I found this museum so fascinating and I hadn't appreciated how much goes into producing hats. Visited with a friend and we took the tour which was given by Sue Lea. Her mother, father and grandmother had all worked...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ulka K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

An exhibition of hats, and a guided (or go by yourself, it's up to you) tour of the historical story of hat making in Stockport. The guided tour was helpful to understand the machinery we were looking at. I didn't know that a police helmet...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We booked a multi sight ticket and included was a tour of the Hat works. Our guide was brilliant and managed to entertain our reluctant 11 year old son .It was a fascinating history and the process complex. The displays are interesting and very well...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Bronwen S, Manager at Hat Works Museum of Hatting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank-you for your review. Its great to hear you all enjoyed your tour. The cafe currently operates on Sundays only 12noon - 3pm and serves fantastic soup, crusty bread, fabulous coffee / tea and sweet treats.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

I was reluctant to visit, even being free, but my girlfriend kept mentioning it so we went. Its very interesting and well worth a visit if you are in Stockport! First its free! Staff were friendly and its clean and spacious. It doesn't take so...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Hats are not my thing, but a good tour guide is. Unfortunately I have forgotten his name, but he was a previous worker and family member who delivered a great tour, with genuine knowledge, skills and anecdotes, that brought the museum to life. I would...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

A fascinating and educational tour in the making of felt hats of all shaped and sizes in Stockport. Really interesting. The lady who took just the two of us on the guided tour was informative, friendly and helpful.. Just walking around on your own reading...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

I had previously visited the Museum a couple of times and loved it. A must-see museum for anyone interested in clothing and fashion. Yesterday I got completely lost in Stockport and ended up by the Museum, I went in and asked them for directions and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Viv1947
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A great little museum.... family friendly, the kids, big and small will love trying on all the hats. Plenty to see in the museum. Go onto the factory floor, see all the machines. They are not up and running... yet. Gift shop, tea room and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Best hat museum I have been to. Very informative. The childrens activity could be made more interactive. Some kind of quiz.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank N2846AZhelenm
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We came for a quick visit but skipped the guided tour as we were short on time and have had a (very good) guided tour not so long ago. It was nice to walk around and look at things at our own pace but I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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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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