This is a public preview day of Hat Works following 4 years of closure for restoration and reinterpretation. Come see the UKs only hat museum and enjoy its brand new look and vision.
Be one of the first people to see brand new Hat Works following 4 years of closure for restoration and reinterpretation of the museum and its collections.
There’s lots to see, do and try on for people of all ages in our new Gallery of Hats.
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.
Take a tour of the Factory Floor where the ‘hard hatting’ facts about Stockport’s hat trade are highlighted and you can see our restored hat -making machines in motion.
And enjoy spending time in the museum café run by Arc where you can enjoy great coffee, take in a creative wellbeing activity or exhibition.
Start your journey of discovery into headwear and wellbeing here, at the UK’s only hat museum.
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