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If you are taking one of our trains to Stockport with children in tow, we recommend you visit the kids' play centre. Zoom is an indoor play area for children aged 0-12. There are climbing frames, ball pools, slides, bridges and it's all cushioned, too, so you won't have to worry about safety. The play centre also caters for kids' parties while adults can relax in the stylish café.
The Stockport Viaduct is a Grade II listed structure designed by George Watson Buck. Stockport's railway viaduct is one of Western Europe's biggest brick structures and represents a major work of Victorian engineering. At the time of its construction, it was the largest one in the world. Completed in 1840, it is still seen as a key structure of the early railway age. At the peak of the work, 600 people worked 24/7 to build the viaduct.
This award winning visitor attraction contains two floors full of interactive exhibits which take you on a journey through the history of Stockport's past in the hat making industry.
Inside the museum, you will find the hat factory with 20 fully restored machines from Victorian times as well as a display of over 400 hats from all around the world.
Dating back to 1460, Staircase House is a Grade II listed medieval building. Now open to the public, Staircase House offers a unique glimpse into the life of medieval and renaissance Stockport, the origins of the town, its status as a borough and a market town, and the subsequent stages of the house's development until the 1940s, when it was last used as a private dwelling.Buy tickets