Stockport's museums include the "Hat Works", based in Wellington
Mill, was a thriving hat factory in Victorian times and Stockport Air Raid
Shelters based around the underground tunnels dug during the Second World War
to protect local inhabitants during air raids. Staircase House is a Grade II
listed medieval townhouse which is probably the town's oldest secular building
housing the Stockport Story Museum.
The Plaza is a Grade II listed Super Cinema and Variety Theatre built in
1932. It is the last venue of its kind operating in its original format making
it of international significance.