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Victoria Baths

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Address: Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
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+44 161 224 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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Going back in time

It was fantastic visiting here. I learnt to swim here so brought back memories especially with those horse box changing rooms! The stained glass windows is a work of art, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fantastic visiting here. I learnt to swim here so brought back memories especially with those horse box changing rooms! The stained glass windows is a work of art, the history of the sauna room and the old tiles. Worth a visit and it is free if you go at the end of the month but this would be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place as Gin Festival was organised at this place. Very good place which puts forth information on how people used the premises.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building in the middle of what is now a central estate. need to check opening times but worth a trip if you like your local culture. From a time when you had a gents pool and a seperate ladies one, beautiful Victorian architecture, windows and tiles and an interesting insight from a time gone by from the guide.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A Brilliant Edwardian Edifice which catered for the local working class population who could hire a private bath to wash themselves and the well to do who could luxuriate in the First Class swimming pool or Turkish Baths. This pool produced the first Olympic champions who were siblings (their father was the super intendant and they lived in the 4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

what an amazing place we all loved it even the children found it really interesting and said they would love to go again we paid a little extra and did a tour the guide was really good I would love to come back when they put on a prformance on the stage over the pool xx

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

It doesn't take long to look around these stunning old baths, but totally worth a look. I was happy to pay for the privilege. These sort of places need to be fully restored. A lovely atmosphere too.

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Thank lelfoot
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic day here. Travelled from Middlesbrough as we have just memories of such baths as ours were knocked down. But in Manchester there have been so carefully cared for and restored. There is a tour as your told about the history then you can look round at your leisure and take photos.

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Thank MrsJD2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

A great feature in Manchester! We attended the Vintage Fair £3 entry which was very interesting but not my taste but unfortunately did not have time for the tour. However we will return and do the tour because the building was amazing particularly the stained glass.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

we visited off the cuff when a vintage wedding fare was being held on the Sunday and we had unlimited access to the site , its an amazing example of Victorian building and opulence fantastic opportunity for any photographer or someone who is interested in social history . tea rooms make a wicked brew too! and the fruit cake is... More 

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Sale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

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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