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Victoria Baths

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Address: Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
Phone Number: +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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Fabulous Old Building

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 24 October 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
West Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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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Thank Dogperson05
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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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Thank Francis E
Sale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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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Thank Andrew W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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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Stirling, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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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Thank Kenneth1960
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 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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