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Hat Works - Museum of Hatting
This award winning visitor attraction offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport's once thriving hatting industry.
At Hat Works visitors can step back in time and experience the world of hatting from its humble beginnings in the cottage industry to the mass production of the early 19th century when hat manufacturing was a thriving industry with over 100 hat factories and businesses in the area.
Hat Works houses a recreated hatting factory floor with a collection of over 20 fully restored working Victorian style machines, rescued from former local hat factories. There's also a tremendous collection of over 400 hats of which some 250 can be seen in thematic displays in our hat gallery.
Hat Works museum is fully accessible and offers something for all ages. Check out the rolling programme of exhibitions and events.
Admission to the Hat Works is free.
Guided Tours: Adults £4.75, Concessions: £3.50, Accompanied Children under 16 FREE