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Superb evening out!

As a group of six, we took advantage of the museum's occasional evening opening. We opted for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Mad hat to miss it

If you are into your hats this is a great place to visit. Learn how felt is made and then marvel at... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Wellington Mill Wellington Road South | Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For children, this is a wonderful place, for adults, you learn just as much, there are interactive things for everyone, from listening stations, to dress up for kids. I enjoyed it and I've been multiple times, both as a child and an adult. Lovely staff...More

Thank Hesther C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a group of six, we took advantage of the museum's occasional evening opening. We opted for the guided tour- very highly recommended and excellent value at £5 pp. Our guide, Sam, was knowledgeable, and had obviously researched the history in great depth. He didn't...More

Thank Bawdseysue
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are into your hats this is a great place to visit. Learn how felt is made and then marvel at all the different hats that are on display. Try and do the free guided tour if you can as you learn lots of...More

Thank twowambler
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I visited the Hat Museum with a group we had an excellent guide and the tour was very informative. I did not realize how top hats and felt hats were made and the conditions people worked in years ago. A place well worth visiting.

2  Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We loved our visit to this smal but very interesting museum. Informative, great display of headwear, great to see the workings. Very polite staff who made us feel very welcome. I would recommend this as a visit. Allow about 1 hour and 20 minutes to...More

Thank perizada2017
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A visit I was a little uncertain of how good or bad it may be turned out to be very interesting. Staff very friendly & helpful. Displays of hats very impressive and well laid out. The guided tour was also very interesting especially as the...More

Thank June W
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank ScaryAng28
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 22 March 2018

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

Thank Sue B
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Manchester Lass A
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Response from Bronwen S | Property representative |
I'm sorry you didn't get to visit Hat Works. Unfortunately the museum does not have any of its own parking spaces. The nearest car parks are Heaton Lane (near Mersey Square) and Grand Central (near the Railway Station) where... More
Michelle L
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Response from UKGreenO | Reviewed this property |
I believe the tour is about 90 mins long. We were lucky that we attended the museum on a very quiet day, so we were the only ones on the tour and the chap was more than happy to answer all our questions causing the tour to... More