Once a thriving hat factory, this Victorian mill now houses the UK’s only hatting museum. The Hat Works opened to the public in 2000 and provides a comprehensive history of the hatting industry, from the 19th century to the present day.
Boasting an extensive display of headwear, The Hat Works has everything from vintage hats to modern millinery. You can also see regular demonstrations of the hatting machines on the recreated factory floor.
A visit to this unusual museum is a unique and entertaining experience, offering a distinctive look at one of Stockport’s most famous industries.