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Victoria Baths

Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
+44 161 224 2020
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Wonderful victorian swimming baths

Having first seen these baths on BBCs 'restoration' programme, it was my mission to visit once they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bolton, United Kingdom
Still a 'much loved' building

Joined a mid-week tour of this amazing building. Public history, for now, is still accessible... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dee C
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (15 reviews)
“stained glass” (10 reviews)
“vintage fair” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
+44 161 224 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

Having first seen these baths on BBCs 'restoration' programme, it was my mission to visit once they opened to the public, the restoration is ongoing, but they have done a wonderful job so far, the stained glass windows are beautiful and i recommend going on...More

Thank JanetT423
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Joined a mid-week tour of this amazing building. Public history, for now, is still accessible. Stunning features & architecture. I really hope the superintendent's rooms are not converted into private apartments & essentially taking away the 'public building' element. They would be much better served...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Opened in 1906 the Lord Mayor described it - 'A WATER PALACE OF WHICH EVERY CITIZEN IS PROUD'. - & rightly so. I love everything about this place. The stained glass windows are a stunning display. If you like tiles (!) - & i do...More

Thank nickfranklin100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for something near to our hotel to fill a couple of hours while we waited for others in our party to arrive. We found VB had an event scheduled that day and was open for tours. What a delightful...More

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found down an ordinary residential street, this is a beautifully restored example of Victorian baths, guided by enthusiastic volunteers. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank junjess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem off Oxford Road. Restoration of the front is completed and this is magnificent Victorian architecture. Inside there are stained glass windows to die for and 3 pools in varying states of renovation. Sadly only one is ever (and that rarely...More

Thank bikerdave2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour on Wednesday afternoon is a very interesting and informative experience. The tour guides enthusiasm for the building made it delightful. The building itself is beautiful and a historical treasure with most of its original pieces, tiles, glass... what could be added is...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Our history group was privileged to visit and be hosted by "Cath" who provided an excellent guided tour. The restoration work so far is a credit to all those who have made it possible. It's a beautiful building with so much heritage,interesting architecture ,innovative engineering...More

Thank AbbeyDale
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It is ever so pleasing to see how they have renovated this wonderful building. I had swam here as a child in the 1960's through to when they closed it, and it was such a sad loss. One can tour the baths, go below to...More

2  Thank PaulandJoanne_10
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A lovely ornate building from the outside, amazing inside, lovely beatiful decorative green tiles, amazing deep pools, great to see the old fashioned changing rooms around the baths, so much to see inside, The saying seeing is believing is very applicable to this place, well...More

2  Thank bazonian2015
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Francis E
13 October 2016|
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Response from slightlydisapp0inted | Reviewed this property |
no idea sorry. you will need to check their website.
1 October 2016|
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Response from Kenneth1960 | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday's at 2pm for guided tour and some Sunday's see 'victoriabaths' website