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 faiths, hats which famous people have worn, hats through the ages, materials used to make hats and tools, with a lovely dress up area and try on hats for the children, through to temporary displays of hats in fashion, and posters and advertising relating to various hat companies associated with Stockport and Denton. A real highlight is to watch some of the numerous numbered documentary videos about hats, including my favourite one about a hat block maker.
On the ground floor, there is a display about a Bow Garrett, then various displays about the making of hats, then loads of different machinery and tools used in various stages of hat-making, a great display of a hat block makers workshop and office.
Look out for temporary exhibitions.
Great friendly staff, and they sometimes have guided tours and events on.
Only 2 downsides, parking is difficult and there is no cafe. Otherwise brilliant.
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