Hat Works, Wellington Mill, Wellington Rd S, SK3 0EU, +44 161 474-2399. 10AM–5PM. "The UK's only museum dedicated solely to the hatting industry, hats and headwear!" Free.
Bramhall Park and Bramall Hall, Hall Rd, Bramhall, SK7 3NX, +44 161 474-2020.
Lyme Park, Disley, SK12 2NR (at Disley, 6 miles southeast, +44 1663 762023. A stately home and extensive grounds owned by the National Trust.
Staircase House, 31 Market Place, SK1 1ES, +44 161 218-1460. Includes Stockport Story Museum.
Vernon Park and Museum, Turncroft Lane, Offerton, SK1 4AR, +44 161 474-4460. 10AM–3.30PM (museum). Stockport's oldest public park. Free.
Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK5 7HE.
Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street, SK1 3XE (, +44 161 474-3451. Built 1904–08 in white Portland stone by architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas, and opened by the then Prince and Princess of Wales. Wurlitzer organ concerts on Monday lunchtimes, tours available by arrangement for groups of 15+. .
Stockport Viaduct. Over eleven million bricks were used to build what was then the largest viaduct in the world. It is still hugely imposing and dominates the western edge of the town centre, and is a must for lovers of Victorian/railway architecture. .
Air raid shelters, 61 Chestergate, SK1 1NE, +44 161 474-1940. During World War II, an extensive network of tunnels was excavated in the sandstone under Stockport town centre to provide protection from bombing raids. One section has been opened up for visitors as a museum. Adult £4.75, concessions £3.50, children free.