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Victoria Baths

Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
0161 224 2020
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Ranked #28 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Baths have been closed for some time and are in need of funds for their continued restoration project (you will hear many references to this throughout the visit). Only opened on Wednesdays and some weekends, the baths are interesting but not enthralling. The gent that did the tour was a great advocate for the Baths but the constant reference... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is stunning u must visit . I went for a vintage fair and was blown away by the place . Make a point of always going back now

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's great that this place has been restored and is open to the public, it's well worth a visit, try to go on a sunny day, to fully appreciate the beauty of the stunning stained glass windows.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The fantastic team of volunteers who work at the baths are so enthusiastic. You'll leave with loads of information about the origin of the baths and the fantastic restoration. Keep a look on their website for special events, the vintage fairs are particularly good.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

An absolutely stunning example of Victorian architecture at its best and in the process of being restored to is former glory. Given it was a purpose built building it seems the materials used were of a remarkable quality and craftsmanship - not seen today. While many will go on about the stained glass windows which are lovely. I found the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We recently visited this lovely old 'water palace' dating from 1906 and had a guided tour. Although there remains much restoration to do, there is still a lot to see and admire. We particularly liked the fantastic stained glass windows, many of which have been restored to their former glory and the art nouveau style tiling from Pilkingtons which is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We did the guided tour and it was very informative by the volunteers. Nice building that has been restored. It would be good to see it being used as Edwardian days did.

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wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

we took a guided tour around the baths, having first seen the buiding championed on the BBCs Restoration programme back in 2003. it was really good to see it in a much healthier state so many years on and it really is a beautiful building the guided tours are given by volunteers and enthusiasts of the building so it seems... More

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