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Victoria Baths

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Address: Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
Phone Number: 441612242020
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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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A bit cold for a swim but lovely building

Did a scuba dive in the pool last week and it was freezing. Having said that swimming is no longer its main activity and it is a lovely building and the restoration is coming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did a scuba dive in the pool last week and it was freezing. Having said that swimming is no longer its main activity and it is a lovely building and the restoration is coming along well. A great venue for the right kind of event.

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Thank saleguy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I like the deep bit in the end but the pool isn't clean it is dirty and would recommend them to change the water some time as it would be fun also cabins are left with the last persons rubish

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Thank akib s
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Brilliant building to look around although there is still a lot of work to do on it but what a fabulous place it must have been in it's hey day. I went swimming there when I was at school but didn't appreciate it's beauty then. Fabulous tile work, fabulous stained glass windows......loved it

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Thank janpat2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

What divine building this is. If you go on Heritage weekend it is free. The tiling & entrance halls are stunning. The baths themselves evoke so must history of a bygone era. Peaky Blinders filmed here. So much original decoration intact. You must see this building & take your camera!

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Thank Martyne R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Fantastic place steeped in local history, it was great to photograph as it is a place which has been left just as it was, very authentic. We attended a vintage fair consisting of over priced items which were all too familiar given my age but fun non the less. Well done to whoever runs this place and keeping it going... More 

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Thank Fjpsc2015
Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I had my school swimming lessons here 40 years ago so just had to come back. The guided tour was wonderful full of interesting facts and the baths were just as I remembered them. There was a craft fair on and Manchester community choir were singing. A lovely afternoon out and definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Tommyfar1964
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Went one rainy afternoon for something to do, and was so glad we did. A wonderful old building, in the process of restoration, and so very well presented. The tour guide was very informative and interesting, and all the volunteers were were equally welcoming. Best £6 I've spent this year!

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Thank rayatkinson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Really amazing impressive space, just made me want to take lots of photos. It was lovely. I visited with the lgbt chorus from Manchester and it was a great afternoon. From the outside and in this building has lots of character

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Thank Danielle W
Wilmslow, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

very very interesting programme of renovation and social history. Great tile work and other interesting features.

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Thank stokewood
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I first saw the Victoria Baths on Prime Suspect 5 and jumped at the chance to see the place in person. We lucked into an open house (in September 2013) and got the run of the place. The tiles, mosaics, stained glass... it was absolutely gorgeous. My wife and I still talk about how much we loved the Victoria Baths... More 

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