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“If you want to get ahead, get a hat!”

Hat Works Museum of Hatting
Ranked #7 of 67 things to do in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“If you want to get ahead, get a hat!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

To start with, it's free. Also, there's loads of hats to try on. Finally, you might just learn something about an industry central to the history of the local area which you probably know very little about.

If you've got a couple of hours to spare and you're in Stockport it's definitely worth a visit, probably not something I'd go out of my way to see if I didn't live so close though.

The history of the industry and the techniques used are truly very interesting for those interested in that sort of thing, and the array of headwear on display will intrigue fashion followers. And of course kids and adults alike will love trying on the hats!

Be aware that they don't like photos being taken of the hats on display (to protect them from the light etc) but you can take photos in the trying on parts.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Hats OFF to this attraction”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

we could have missed it but glad we didn't well worth taking the children here it has a lot to offer ..you are bound to find this museum very interesting ..

Visited March 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun and informative”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Always wanted to go here but never did. So glad we made the effort when my friend from Liverpool came down. Really interesting to see all the machinery and playing with the hats is a lot of fun :D

Visited June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This is a really interesting little museum about an everyday item that most of us take for granted. The one hour guided tour costs about £2.50 but is well worth taking. It was fascinating with an very knowledgeable and engaging guide. We would strongly recommend a visit to this little gem.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great on the history of Stockport”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

hidden secrets of life as Hat Makers in Stockport. Made me appreciate what goes into what I thought was a simple process.

Visited March 2014
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