Planning your visit

Hat Works factory floor tours are now available

The museum is open for booked tours only on selected dates. The Gallery of Hats is temporarily closed for refurbishment and reinterpretation. For more information about the project follow us on our:

You can book a tour of our factory floor on selected dates.

5. Access at the Hat Works

We want everyone to have a good experience when they come to the Hat Works Museum.

The factory floor is accessible by lift or 2 flights of stairs. The lift has tactile marking of either braille or raised numbers. It also has audio announcements. The lift doors open to a width of 89 centimetres (cm). The inside of the lift measures 137cm deep and 132cm wide.

The factory floor has a hard, uneven floor surface.

Information on the factory floor is provided through:

  • text
  • images
  • silent film footage
  • films activated by a touch screen

The buttons on the touch screen are large with high contrast against the background. All films with spoken word are subtitled.

For more information, you can: