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Victoria Baths

Address: Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
Phone Number: 0161 224 2020
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Ranked #18 of 95 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, on the first Sunday of each month from April to...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, on the first Sunday of each month from April to November, and guided tours every Wednesday at 2pm. You can see the incredible stained glass and tile work, along with the pools. The baths closed in 1993 and are undergoing renovation.

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went to school in the area and we visited the baths as something of a memory jogger. I'd also used the turkish baths some years later. The place is identical to what I remember and my recollections of green tiles all over the place were spot on. I bought a mug in the souvenir shop that cracked on first... More 

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crossways
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was an excellent visit , made better by Christmas found everyone trying to make are visit enjoyable, go and enjoy.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have been here a few times now for various fairs and even a wedding and I absolutely love this building. This is a marvel of Victorian architecture and I love walking around. I recently visited both the glass fair and the vintage home show and its great to see so many people enjoying the building. I will definitely be... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Used to use theses baths many years ago before they closed. Its so brilliant the place has a new lease of life. Go in have a look see some art. The building is gorgeous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Had an outing to the Victorian Baths today and what a wonderful building. In its heyday it must have been simply great. The tiling and architecture are something to see and the leaded windows are just wonderful. considering they have been in all those years the colours are great how lucky were people in 1906? It is going to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lovely building, about 8-10 minutes from the city centre. Inside is jaw dropping. We attended the Indy man beer con there this week, the location and surroundings definitely made it better. Great atmosphere in a gem of the city.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If oyu are in town on a Wednesday from April to October, then try not to miss the 2pm tour of the Victoria Baths. This great Victorian building was derelict until a few years ago, and is being slowly but surely brought back to its original glory. There have been several rounds of refurbishment of various parts of the structure,... More 

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Wales UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I used to be a competitive swimmer and long ago swam in many Victorian baths but have never been to the DADDY of them all in Manchester We were visiting our son who studies at Manchester UNI, he lives virtually opposite the baths so there was no excuse not to visit. Although you can visit without going on a tour,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This deserves an hour of everybody's time. You should take the tour to hear the history of this Edwardian water palace. See the difference between the Ladies' pool and the 1st Class Men's! The tiling and glasswork is beautiful. The restoration is progressing and they need donations. One day this could be a functioning spa and pools, like a mini... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Attended my cousins Wedding Reception here. The place has alot of history, but needs a bit of a revamp. Smelly in alot of areas, and very worn down. The wedding riom looked great however, but i think alot of that was the brides planning.

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