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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
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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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Back to my childhood dyas in the 1960's

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manchester, England
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Manchester, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 see how they circulated and filtered the water, and warmed it in winter. Worth every... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 worth a visit. And to cap it all had a Tracton engine rally in the... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

You cant actually swin at these baths at the moment. They have been closed as a public pool since about 1993. NOt far form MRI hospital the baths are now hosts to vintage fairs and weddings and are undergoing restoration thanks to a dedicated roup of volunteers. If you get chance to visit, tours are offered on certain days. The... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We visited in April 2017 for the gin festival. We fell in love with the stunning building and its history. What a superb venue!

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Was here last night for a gin festival. I know as a none drinker a bit odd. But lady Jasper Jones and the mother in law like a snifter and i was chauffeur for the night. A very impressive building i really enjoyed looking around. The staff and security were all very very nice and very helpful. It was a... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for a gin festival. What an amazing setting... there were originally 3 different pools. Beautiful original stained glass windows and beautiful vibrant green tiles and a tiled staircase. What a hidden treasure! What a shame it is not renovated and used properly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Many public baths have been renovated, and now function as an attraction for swimming, like in the past, but with modern comfort. Victoria Baths are different. They are slowly renovated by volunteers, and still retain the charm of a certain decay. There is no swimming, but this is a great place for photography. Well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It was fantastic visiting here. I learnt to swim here so brought back memories especially with those horse box changing rooms! The stained glass windows is a work of art, the history of the sauna room and the old tiles. Worth a visit and it is free if you go at the end of the month but this would be... More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Visited this place as Gin Festival was organised at this place. Very good place which puts forth information on how people used the premises.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Beautiful building in the middle of what is now a central estate. need to check opening times but worth a trip if you like your local culture. From a time when you had a gents pool and a seperate ladies one, beautiful Victorian architecture, windows and tiles and an interesting insight from a time gone by from the guide.

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