Hat Works Museum temporary closure

The Hat Works Museum is closed to visitors for refurbishment and reinterpretation.

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Exploring the museum

5. Research facilities

There is space to relax, to read, and to reflect on your visit to the museum.

There are oral histories to listen to, and films to watch. All of our hat books and papers have been relocated to this area, and we welcome researchers.

Hat Works has the UK’s only collection devoted to hats. The museum is aiming to become a world centre for research on hats, headwear and the hatting industry.

Our small hat book library, collection of related documents and hatting ephemera is available to researchers Monday to Friday. However, you'll need to book an appointment.

The information sheets are listed below to view and download: