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The Best Places To Visit in Stockport

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Stockport, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

STOCKPORT AIR RAID SHELTERS

61 Chestergate, Stockport SK1 1NE

Since 1939

Museum, Tourist Attraction, Historical Places, Exhibitions, Collections, War Displays, Special Events, Artefacts, School Visits, Group Visits, Audio-Guided Tour, Self-Guided Tours, Explorer Tours, Children's Explorer Tours, Private Tours, Family Tour & Shops

Free Admission: Children under 16 with a paying adult & Leisure Key - The smallest of the tunnel shelters could accommodate 2,000 people and the largest 3,850 - It was subsequently expanded to take up to 6,500 people

Price: Adult £5.00, Concessions (ages 60+ and students) £3.75

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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon Closed

For those interested in the war years & how civilians coped during the air raids this historic site is for you. Very easy to navigate & the audio guide is very informative. It allows you to choose what stories you want to listen to. I particularly enjoyed the personal stories & experiences. There are some great room settings with original artefacts that help set the scene & give an insight into how it would have looked. You can take as ling as you need. The staff were friendly & welcoming.

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HAT WORKS MUSEUM

Wellington Road South, Stockport SK3 0EU

Since 2000

Historical Museum, Town Centre, Exhibitions, Hat Collections, Industry Collections, Displays, Family Fun Zone, Educational Programs, Group Visits, School Visits, Programs, Guided Tour, Events & Gift Shops

Free Admission: Children Under 16 with a Paying Adult & Leisure Key - The museum 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

Price: Adult £5.00 & Concessions (Ages 60+ and Students) £3.75

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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon Closed

A fantastic museum with lots of interest. One floor is dedicated to the production of hats, felting, hat blocks and a whole lot more. A guided tour brings this industry to life (hat making can be traced back to the 1500s in this area). Guide Sue was able to relate the information well, having her parents and other family members employed in hat making at this very site. Another floor contains exhibits of hats, many in themes such as ceremonial, high fashion, religious, children's and uniform.

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STOCKPORT MUSEUM

30/31 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1ES

Museum, Tourist Attractions, House, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Group Visits, School Visits, Educational Programs, Events & Gift Shops

Free Admission - Visitors of all ages will be able to learn about everything from Ancient Egypt, animals and nature to toys and shopping - The museum has been reimagined for younger visitors

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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00pm
Mon Closed

This has to be one of my favourite museums ever. It's not huge but it's larger than it looks and it's well laid out, clean, fully accessible to disabled people and there are interactive exhibits and plenty of seating, My only minor niggle is the public toilet was filthy with excrement on the back of the actual toilet top behind the seat - I don't think this was because of poor cleaning though as the room smelt really clean and fresh and was clean elsewhere. A free museum to visit.

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