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.

  • Resourced and Ready
    Thanks to the HeadsUP project, we now have brand new How To guides for volunteers, Museum Assistants and Officers to help us answer collection enquiries […]
  • The Man Behind the Machine
    One of the joys of this restoration project is finding out more about the wonderful machines. Not just what part they played in the hat […]
  • Getting to Grips with Museum Pests
      My name is Jade and I’m a Museum Assistant based at Bramall Hall, a stunning Elizabethan manor house in Stockport. While my role is […]

You can now search 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.