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Victoria Baths

Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
+44 161 224 2020
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A chance to see preserved history

It was a great experience. We went when it first opened to the public, and were surprised by the... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
CheshireSammi
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CHESHIRE
A place to make Manchester proud!

We've been going to this long-term restoration project pretty much since it first came to attention... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Liandli
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Lancashire
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (17 reviews)
“stained glass” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
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+44 161 224 2020
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"beautiful building"
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"restoration work"
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"restored to its former glory"
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"amazing restoration"
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

It was a great experience. We went when it first opened to the public, and were surprised by the splendour that it had been-love that this is preserved.

Thank CheshireSammi
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We've been going to this long-term restoration project pretty much since it first came to attention on the Restoration TV series, and it never fails to impress. the beauty of its original features, and the determination of the trustees and friends is truly impressive. In...More

Thank Liandli
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We visited as part of Heritage Open Days. It was good to see the extent of the renovation of this vast building which is well signed to aid interpretation. Good context given re social history

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Beautiful building full of history and character. It's a work in progress to bring it back to it's former glory. But well worth a visit now.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

I've visited many times and there is always something different happening there. From vintage fetes to tours to weddings, it's all a wonderful nostalgic trip back in time. Well worth a visit and nice to support a local project like this.

Thank Alexis T
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing place and great history of Victorian baths. I enjoyed the tour round the building and just listening to the history got me very excited. The place is being restored but needs a lot of works and funding. It worth a visit

Thank shostito
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Although the building is very much a work in progress as it returns to its former glory it is still stunning. The stained glass is beautiful. We went on the guided tour and the volunteer guide was very knowledgeable. Lovely wee shop too.

Thank David D
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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
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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
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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
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CarolMitchell485
18 December 2017|
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Response from junjess | Reviewed this property |
Wasn't aware there was a car park, this venue is in a residential street, on which we parked.
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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
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taylorshane
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
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