Stockport Museum

Stockport Museum
Vernon Park
Turncroft Lane



0161 474 4460


0161 474 4449

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Visit this fascinating museum, one of the first purpose built museums in the country. It is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Vernon Park, which has been renovated to its original Victorian splendour.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sun 13.00-1700 April-October
Sat-Sun 13.00-16.0-0 November-March

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Making Headway

  • 3 June 2014 — 24 May 2015 *on now

Amazing exhibition of a brand new collection of couture hats created with inspiration from Stockport museum collections by the best up and coming millinery talent in the country!

This exhibition celebrates and showcased the fabulous work of 13 emerging millinery talents selected to participate in this Arts Council funded initiative through open competition.

Following a series of master-classes designed to further develop their millinery expertise, a fabulous collection of hats inspired by Stockport’s museum collections has been created.

For the very first time at Hat Works all the hats in the show are for sale, which presents visitors with the opportunity to buy a unique couture hat by a future millinery star, inspired by Stockport.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly