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Victoria Baths

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Address: Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
Phone Number: 0161 224 2020
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, on the first Sunday of each...
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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Lovely interesting building

Still very much work in progress but this is a beautiful building with many original features. It's very interesting and worth a visit, with a tour if you can. We were here for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Woking, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Still very much work in progress but this is a beautiful building with many original features. It's very interesting and worth a visit, with a tour if you can. We were here for a wedding and had a tour as part of the day. Our guide was very informative and enthusiastic. It's a great venue for a wedding too!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Attended a family wedding here . Excellent staff made the venue a really happy place to be for this kind of event . The baths is a stunning grade 2 listed place. So glad it hasn't been demolished.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fascinating place, brought to life by the enthusiasm of the volunteer guide. Phase 2 next when they want to get the Turkish Baths back in action.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have been wanting to visit for ages. Its so much larger than it appears on the tv. Rooms everywhere. Although i dont know why they had a special ironing room. The work is still ongoing but its such a shame that the building was allowed to decay to begin with. It must have been magnificent.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

You need to be of a certain age to remember regular visits to the 'Swimming Baths' but this wonderful example will evoke serious doubt that life really used to be like this. As the photographs curiously demonstrate, there were separate entrances here for 1st and 2nd Class Males! Perhaps the latter didn't have doors on the changing rooms around the... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This event was within the Victoria Baths Building. It was for people who appreciate mid century and retro furniture and home wares. Fantastic show. I went to browse but ended up buying a sideboard, magazine rack and a clock. I parked up on side road. The next show is on Sunday 25th October 11.00am to 16.00pm. Entrance fee £3.00. Victoria... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A visit for the architecture and period alone is well time spent. Can see why many well-known TV productions (Peaky Blinders being one) have filmed here. Gorgeous building and am so pleased it is being preserved. looked after and used. Long may it continue. 5* event today with Vintage Fairs. Definitely be back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very grand looking on the outside. Had to ring doorbell to be let in, a first for a wedding reception but maintained exclusivity. Like a rabbit warren of little rooms, stairs and halls. Good fun to see two of the pools restored and able to actually walk along the bottom of an empty pool. Grand art nouveau interior was beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner attended a gin festival here. Its cold so take a warm jacket. Amazing interior that might be due a revamp but the charm remains!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you have a spare afternoon the architecture is interesting but does not warrant a full day out, coupled with manchester museum, whit worth art gallery and the holy name church with plenty of places to eat out or on a nice day take a packed lunch.

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