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A blast of social history

I have worked round the corner from the baths for 30 years and never had the time to visit until I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Altrincham, United Kingdom

For a friend's birthday we came to watch clueless. Being in this old baths was such a novelty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, usually on the second Sunday of each month from April to November, and guided building tours every Wednesday at 2pm. You can see the incredible stained glass and tile work, along with the three swimming...more
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Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
+44 161 224 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have worked round the corner from the baths for 30 years and never had the time to visit until I retired. Wednesday afternoons you can get a guided tour for £6.95. The tour takes in how the baths came into being, how they were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a friend's birthday we came to watch clueless. Being in this old baths was such a novelty, props everywhere and a few food and drinks trucks (could have done with a few more). Super fun time and would love to do it again.

Thank GinaD446
Reviewed August 11, 2018

a beautiful building, from outside, but even more inside. the access is limited, but we came here on a Saturday and the place was rented for a wedding, we could wonder around until somebody finally told u,s that we were not supposed to be there....More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent wedding venue, beautiful old building with Manny large rooms ideal for the service reception etc without crowding and hold ups.

Thank ken w
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We attended an evening function here and were amazed at the versatility and unique character of the building. We were able to wander around freely and it really had a sense of nostalgia. It really is worth a visit the workmanship of the external and...More

Thank whereamI2day
Reviewed July 23, 2018

You have to be a good age to remember the baths being like this. Able to have a quick look around during an open day for market stalls and crafts. Ideally about 30 min.

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VBaths, Manager at Victoria Baths, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi David, could we please ask when you visited Victoria Baths on an Open Day with market/craft stalls? The building was originally open from 1906 - 1993 so there are still quite a lot of people around who remember it in operation. Many thanks

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We came here on a weekend open day. I have always wanted to visit since seeing the baths win 'Restoration' on the TV. I was not disappointed. We had a great guided tour with a really knowledgeable guide and also really enjoyed wandering around ourselves...More

Thank HuffBirmingham
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Actually, I've never been inside, but since this place was quite close to my place, i used to take this route on my way home, only to enjoy the facade of this building, which is incredibly beautiful, a true gem of the mancunian architecture.

Thank Eduardo B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I'm a sucker for crumbling Victorian landmarks and this red brick giant is very much a work in progress. Knowledgeable guides lead regular tours on Wednesdays and there's an open day on the second Sunday of each month. The stained glass and the tiling are...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed May 14, 2018

A credit to Manchester. I used to live on this road too. Great that it's been saved. If you get the chjance you simply must visit and take a look at real Manchester history.

Thank Mark d
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June 3, 2018|
Response from Kathleen W | Reviewed this property |
Only on certain dates. They have special days throughout the year when you can use the pool. You have to book in in advance. I think it costs about £15. These days are very popular and get booked very quickly. They have a... More
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Response from JanetT423 | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t a car park, there is limited parking next to the baths, otherwise you park in the streets nearby
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Response from slightlydisapp0inted | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, you can book a tour around Victoria Baths when an event is taking place. I sing there twice a year and the public seem to be allowed to view the place. It's probably better to look at their website for... More