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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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Ornate Victorian Building

Lovely old building still a work in progress in terms of restoration following it's success at winning the TV "Restoration" programme in 2002. The entrance hall, turkish baths and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Sale, United Kingdom
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Sale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely old building still a work in progress in terms of restoration following it's success at winning the TV "Restoration" programme in 2002. The entrance hall, turkish baths and superintendents offices are now pretty much restored, showcasing the beautiful tiles and stained glass windows that adorn the interior of the building. Guided tours available on Wednesday afternoons between April and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the baths on many occasions but more recently on Heritage Weekend. There are frequent tours that explain the history and restoration of the building, stunning stained glass windows and Turkish baths. If you are in the area I highly recommend checking the opening times (not a 9-5 place) to see a building that really reflects social history... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paid for the off-limits tour of these baths, which takes a small group into darker recesses such as the boiler room below ground. Informative and enthusiastic guide. Pleasant tea rooms staffed by volunteers. Lovely character building slowly being brought back to life by its restorers. Well worth half a day.

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Thank John H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great events venue, as it is now. Been to the Indy Man Beer Con there a few times and it really suits the place! Faded glamour, big spaces, even the old steam rooms are now able to be used.

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Thank silvershower
Stirling, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent to experience the commitment of the volunteers in restoring this amazing Victorian building and piece of social history. Preservation and restoration of the stained glass, tiles and mosaics is to be commended. Lovely to see one of the swimming pools back in use. Looking forward to a repeat visit when the next phase of restoration is complete.

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

Attended our son's wedding here. As we are not from Manchester I was doubtful about holding it in a swimming baths...However, it was the best venue ever! There are three large swimming pool sized rooms, one boarded over as a dance room/eating, two open but very accessible to use. We used one for the ceremony, one with the bar for... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 August 9, 2016 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 August 7, 2016

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 July 30, 2016

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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