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Victoria Baths

Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
+44 161 224 2020
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What an amazing space and such lovely staff I came on an open day and found it highly fascinating... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Aimee W
via mobile
Wonderful victorian swimming baths

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

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“turkish baths” (14 reviews)
“stained glass” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
+44 161 224 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing space and such lovely staff I came on an open day and found it highly fascinating well worth a visit

Thank Aimee W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 20 July 2017 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 19 July 2017 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 11 July 2017 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 3 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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 27 June 2017 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

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Francis E
14 October 2016|
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Response from slightlydisapp0inted | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, you can book a tour around Victoria Baths when an event is taking place. I sing there twice a year and the public seem to be allowed to view the place. It's probably better to look at their website for... More
2 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