What You'll Get
Stockport’s various knowledge troves lie ready to dispense their fascinating facts to curious visitors, with displays and exhibitions covering everything from air raid shelters to hat works and 14th-century chapels. An annual pass grants one or two visitors unlimited access to six sites steeped in the city’s cultural, economic and social history. Guests can get a taste of wartime Britain with a trip to the Air Raid Shelters, the largest purpose-built civilian air raid shelters in the country; or head to Staircase House to see some Jacobean architecture, including one of only three surviving original cage-newel staircases in the UK. Children under 16 are welcome free of charge to all Stockport Museums.
Choose from the following options for an annual Stockport museums pass:
£12 for one adult (40% off)
£20 for two adults (50% off)
Stockport Council takes pride in their city’s history, running six museums, with a seventh undergoing a full refurbishment. They encourage modern-day visitors to take a step back in time and venture to blackout-era Britain through the labyrinthine network of underground tunnels that served as air raid shelters during the Blitz, and hark back to their industrial past with a Hat Works museum displaying 20 fully restored and functional Victorian machines, as well as contemporary advances in millinery and textiles. Stockport Museum ties together the diverse strands of the city’s past into one cohesive narrative, ranging from hidden archaeological treasures through rapid industrialisation to the developments of the last 100 years.
Chadkirk Chapel Museum (14 TripAdvisor Reviews)
Rated the #9 attraction in Stockport, TripAdvisor users have praised the well-restored chapel, calm gardens and friendly staff.
Hat Works Museum of Hatting (115 TripAdvisor Reviews)
As the #5 attraction in Stockport and winner of a Certificate of Excellence for 2014, the museum has earned praise for its varied collection and enlightening tours.
Staircase House (50 TripAdvisor Reviews)
Ranked the #1 attraction in Stockport and winner of a Certificate of Excellence for 2014, the house’s detailed reconstructions and well-restored period artefacts have proved popular.
Stockport Air Raid Shelters (140 TripAdvisor Reviews)
The #3 attraction in Stockport and winner of a Certificate of Excellence for 2014, the shelters’ atmospheric tunnels and comprehensive depiction of the wartime experience have met praise.
Details verified 5 December 2014.
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The Fine Print
Redeem first visit within 2 months of purchase; annual pass expires 12 months after first visit.
Purchase: Limit 1 per 1 or 2 people. May buy 3 additional as gifts.
Booking: No booking required. Present printed Groupon on arrival.
Restrictions: The physical copy of the annual pass can only be retrieved from Staircase House. Customers must bring the annual pass to gain entry to all visits after the first entry. Valid at: Air Raid Shelters, Chestergate, SK1 1NE (0161 474 1940) Tue-Fri 1pm-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm; Hat Works Museum, Wellington Road South, SK3 0EU (0161 474 2399) Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun-11am-5pm; Staircase House & Stockport Museum, 30-31 Market Place, SK1 1ES (0161 474 4444) Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Last entry 1 hour before closing. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Adult classed as aged 16 or over. Under 16s admitted free. Annual pass not valid at special events.
Original values: Verified using our merchant's website on 11 May 2015.