The museum offers two floors of interactive exhibits taking you on a journey through the history of Stockport’s once thriving hatting industry. It 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. In addition to the wonderful permanent collection galleries and the exciting temporary exhibition space, the museum has a great Family Fun Zone, where younger visitors are entertained by a range of interactive and educational play provisions. One hour guided tours are available – call ahead.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday: 11am – 5pm / Monday CLOSED, except for bank holidays 11am – 5pm. Check ahead for Christmas opening hours.