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Hat Works Museum

The UK’s only museum dedicated to the hatting industry, hats and headwear

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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.

About Hat Works

About Hat Works

A complete guide to visiting us!
At a Glance Events at Hat Works

At a Glance Events at Hat Works

Events Programme for Hat Works
Education Visits

Education Visits

Exploring Hat Works - school visits
Exhibitions at Hat Works

Exhibitions at Hat Works

Find out more about the exhibitions showing at Hat Works
Group Tours

Group Tours

Information on booking a group tour around the Hat Works Museum.
More About Hat Works

More About Hat Works

Hat Works history and museum floor layout
Our Collections

Our Collections

Discover Hat Works wide collection of hats
Research Facilities

Research Facilities

Hat Works Research and Information Lounge
Supporting us

Supporting us

How you can support Hat Works
Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Facilities for hire in Hat Works Museum

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