The UK’s only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear
Hat Works Museum
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.
The museum is home to a recreated hat factory with some 20 fully restored working Victorian-style machines and a fantastic collection of over 400 hats from around the world.
The museum is a hub of excellence, creativity and innovation for milliners, crafts-people, designer makers and those with a keen interest in haute couture fashion and cutting edge textile design.
The museum runs a wonderful programme of high calibre temporary exhibitions showcasing the crème de la crème of in hatting and millinery design.