Culture of Stockport

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.