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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

  • Stockport
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Come try on hats from all eras of history, see which suits you best. You never know, might find a stylish hat and learn something new.

Join your tour guide as they take you on a journey through the factory and the surprisingly enticing history of hats. Live demonstrations of working machinery combined, a huge collection of hats and fascinating audio-visual entertainment gives a unique insight into history that you’ve never seen before! Who knew hats could tell such a detailed story! Come be inspired in a way you never thought you would be.

Explore the special family fun area, try your hand at making a hat or join in with the exciting seasonal activities and events for you to get involved with all year round. If you’re feeling super brave take on one of the spooky ghost tours for that little extra added excitement. When you’re done exploring don’t forget to get a little souvenir to remember the day by at the gift shop!

  • Interactive Museum
  • Live demos & huge collection of hats for you to try on
  • Family fun area
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Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00 - 17:00, Closed on Mondays

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 11.00 - 17:00


Adults: £5.00

Kids: Free

Concessions (60+): £3.75

Travel & Contact Information


Wellington Mill, Wellington Road South, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK3 0EU, England

Phone number

0161 474 2399



Click here to visit Hat Works Museum of Hatting's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

No, there is no parking.

The nearest car parks are Heaton Lane (near Mersey Square) and Grand Central (near the Railway Station). Parking charges apply.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available. 

Hat Works Museum of Hatting has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Hat Works Museum of Hatting is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

The museum spans 3 floors. The lift is currently being replaced. This is due to be completed by Wednesday 19th July 2017. Please ring the museum for further information.

Yes, Hat Works Museum of Hatting have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No pets are allowed.

Additional Info

Public Transport

Hat Works is a short walk from Stockport train bus stations.

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