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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

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Address: Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
Phone Number: +44 161 474 2399
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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We never knew what to expect from the place but it was surprisingly good. The kids enjoyed themselves We did to Fascinating machinery and brilliant explanations Well done

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We never knew what to expect from the place but it was surprisingly good. The kids enjoyed themselves We did to Fascinating machinery and brilliant explanations Well done

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Thank aellituv
cheshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hat-making is part of the history of Stockport but with few of us wearing a hat - except perhaps at work - it is very much forgotten. This museum, run by the local council, attempts to remind of that past. There is a gallery of hats – couture, uniform – but sadly lacking much of the wider social context. Who... More 

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Thank Paul B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Really interesting site with people stories and children s areas , so excellent for families. Makes you realise how much has changed in 100 years. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Very pleasant couple of hours.

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Thank Louise J
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Great set up for a fun day out. Lots to.see and do.and then over to the plaza for lunch after. Would deffo recommended

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely collection of hats that did interest my 3.5 year old. There's a dressing up area, story area and craft area. There's also a place to eat your own sandwiches. In the basement there's lots of hat making machinery which is very interesting and a mock up workers house. A brilliant museum.

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Thank abirdstoes
Cheshire UK
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62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Had another great visit and learnt so much. Family members were hatters in the early part of 20th century so is of personal interest.However this did not apply to accompanying friends and they thoroughly enjoyed the tour and displays. Caters for all ages and is enjoyed by all.

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Thank AlisonCheshire
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

lovely display of hats and machinery very interesting to see how much work went into making a hat,very nice staff

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Thank dragonjmw
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We enjoyed learning about hats - did not realise how complicated it is to make them. It was also enjoyable to see the displays of hats from the past. The machinery is not running at the moment - so we will certainly return when it is, as that will give us a better idea of what exactly is happening at... More 

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Thank cathie22016
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Visited several times with my 8 year old. Family friendly. Cafe is very pricey. Family fun days are always a great hit would recommend to anybody

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

What a super place to visit! From the very friendly receptionist, to the high quality exhibits - and the visit was free! You can have a guided tour, but there is a small charge for this. A HIGHLY recommended place to visit.

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