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Hat Works

Stockport, Greater Manchester, England

  • Interior of Hat Works
  • Old machinery at Hat Works
  • Artefacts at Hat Works

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Hat Works focuses on the development of the hatting industry from its humble beginnings in the cottage industry to the mass production of the early 19th century. One of the most atmospheric parts of the museum is the recreation of a hat block maker's workshop and office. When they shut down in 1976, the contents of their workshop and office were painstakingly removed, and are now on display at Hat Works in an accurate and immersive recreation. Cool!

Live demonstrations of working machinery combined with an extensive collection of hats and stimulating audio-visual shows create an experience, which is thought provoking, educational and fun.

Plus there are seasonal activities and special events held regularly throughout the year, particularly (of course) during the school holidays! You can take spooky ghost tours, do easter egg hunts and loads more besides with their extra curricular, extra fun, staff led programming. Bonus!

And if this place really inspires the kids then it's worth noting that they also offer a unique programme of courses developed and taught by professional milliners.


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available

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 355 7770

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm Monday: Closed, except for bank holidays 11.00am - 5.00pm


General admission free. Tours: Adult: £4.75 Concessions (60 & over): £3.50


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