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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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The Making of the First Olympic Swimmers and a Cross Channel Swimmer

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... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Valerie M
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 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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Reviewed 4 January 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

Thank NikkiNoodlesx
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 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.

Thank lelfoot
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 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.

Thank MrsJD2007
West Midlands
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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.

Thank Dogperson05
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 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 

Thank Francis E
Sale, United Kingdom
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 14 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.

Thank John H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 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.

Thank silvershower

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