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Hat Works Museum of Hatting

Stockport, Greater Manchester, England

  • Exhibition room at Hat Works in Stockport
  • Machinery at Hat Works in Stockport
  • Artefacts at Hat Works in Stockport

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor

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


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Hat Works's website
0161 474 2399

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Pets allowed

No pets are allowed.

Baby food facilities

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available. 

Guest suitability

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.

Parking facilities

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

Public transport

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


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