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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
Fee: Yes
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The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, usually on the first Sunday of...

The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, usually on the first 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 pool areas. The Baths are undergoing restoration.

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Taking part in a concert on Heritage Open Day

A stunning architecturally beautiful building which is gradually being restored to its former glory. Lovely stained glass windows, magnificent wall tiles, pools which are filled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A stunning architecturally beautiful building which is gradually being restored to its former glory. Lovely stained glass windows, magnificent wall tiles, pools which are filled on various occasions and the opportunity to take a guided tour (for a fee). There are various open days and heritage days, some of which give free entry plus craft and vintage fairs also often... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the first Sunday of the month when it's open from 11am. We paid for one of the tours as well which came to £7 each - well worth it. Our guide Ron was knowledgeable and entertaining. I loved how ornate the men's first class entrance was - beautiful mosaic floor and glazed tile balustrade. It's such a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today i went on a tour around Victoria Baths, Manchester. I paid six pounds very overpriced I felt. The baths themselves are only partially renovated. This is understandable and acceptable in view of the fact that the project is short of money. However cleaning costs next to nothing! I was shocked and slightly annoyed that i paid six pounds to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived last Wednesday at 3.05 p.m. having been told by the tourist information centre that the Baths would be open from 2 p.m. that day. We found our way from Manchester Piccadilly to the Baths using the no. 50 bus which was quite an achievement for 2 old ladies. All doors were closed but we didn't give up hope,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

As a creaking 50 year old Victoria baths has a long history in my life starting most obviously in my formative years not from regular visits but because "Uncle Jack" (our neighbour - all your neighbours were Uncle or Auntie in those days) worked as an engineer there. Had occasion to visit him there but never ventured into the baths... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited a vintage fair at this venue, very nice building and a good setting for the fair, entrance fee wasn't advertised and a bit of a surprise to pay to get into the venue for a vintage fair.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

For people who like a bit of history, this is definitely a must see. Already from the outside the place looks very beautiful. I took part a guided tour, given by Richard, who told a lot of interesting information about the Victoria Baths and the plans for the future. I also had the pleasure of enjoying a choir, which was... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing location to hold a Gin Festival The building is as you would imagine an old swimming baths, it still has the original tiles and changing cubicles, which are quite surreal when you're sitting in them having a Gin & Tonic. On arrival you are greeted by lovely young ladies who explain how the event works, issue you... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

As a trio of History buffs this had been on the list for a while & we eventually visited yesterday. To put it mildly I was blown away, what a truly amazing building , an ongoing restoration project funded by grants and lottery funding amongst others & run by volunteers. On a Wednesday there is a guided tour available at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

What a great way to re-generate a victorian building. Went to a wedding here, three pools - empty now obviously - with one set out for the wedding, another for the food and dancing and the third that made a great play area for the kids. Fantastic place.

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