Exploring the museum

1. The hats

Leisure - Hat works collection

In the new Gallery of Hats, you can explore the global connections of Stockport’s hat collection and be inspired by the array of colours, shapes, patterns and textures of the hats on display.

The Gallery of Hats will showcase exciting additions to our collection. You can learn how hats can transform, protect and say something about who you are. They can be used to blend in or stand out in a crowd. Designs can be inspired by nature, architecture, social issues and more. Made using a vast array of materials, hats are always great a conversation starter.

On this floor, we've also created great new spaces for learning, storage, and display.