The UK’s only museum dedicated to hats and headwear is currently closed for refurbishment. Our Victorian machines are being restored, we are redisplaying the collection to tell new stories and creating new spaces for people to learn how to make hats.

  • Dangerous Fashion
    What do hat pins and detachable collars have in common? They’re as deadly as they are stylish! We’re zooming in on these two historical accessories […]
  • Extreme Close Up
    Did you know that felt can be made from the fur of animals, such as beaver, wolves, rabbits and deer, as well as from wool? […]
  • ‘Sylvia vs the Fascists’ at Hat Works
    On Saturday the 5th of March Hat Works hosted ‘Sylvia vs the Fascists’, a one-woman play about the life and work of Manchester born suffragette […]

A selection of photographs, magazines, articles, tools, hats and trimmings in Hat Works’ collection.

Millinery at Hat Works

Watch this space to find out when our popular millinery courses will resume