We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A must visit

I took a group of people and we had an tour led by an enthusiastic volunteer who gave us the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bury, England
Amazing place!

Highly recommend a visit here. All so interesting and amazing, especially the stained glass. Went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hinstock, United Kingdom
Read all 195 reviews
All photos (133)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass”(14 reviews)
“guided tour”(18 reviews)
The historic Victoria Baths hold open days, usually on the second 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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Manchester
Hathersage Road | Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE, England
+44 161 224 2020
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Manchester
from US$45.90
More Info
from US$22.30
More Info
from US$15.70
More Info
from US$15.70
More Info
Reviews (195)
Filter reviews
191 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews stained glass guided tour beautiful building swimming baths restoration work water palace craft fair gift aid restored to its former glory open days amazing restoration wednesday afternoons wonderful victorian red brick original features tv programme victorian architecture
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 191 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took a group of people and we had an tour led by an enthusiastic volunteer who gave us the benefit of his research and knowledge. The renovations have a long way to go but this does not detract from the awesome building. Stained Glass...More

Thank Billmarge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend a visit here. All so interesting and amazing, especially the stained glass. Went on a tour, which I highly recommend too. Free parking. Great photo exhibition, when I visited, as well as a great performance by the 'She Choir' of Manchester.

Thank veebee560
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing building! Loved the atmosphere and the green tiles throughout and it's only a shame that the baths have still yet to be fully restored to their former glory, but it's getting there slowly but surely. It's only a couple of miles...More

Thank hubcap207
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have worked round the corner from the baths for 30 years and never had the time to visit until I retired. Wednesday afternoons you can get a guided tour for £6.95. The tour takes in how the baths came into being, how they were...More

Thank Ollerbarrow
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

For a friend's birthday we came to watch clueless. Being in this old baths was such a novelty, props everywhere and a few food and drinks trucks (could have done with a few more). Super fun time and would love to do it again.

Thank GinaD446
Reviewed 11 August 2018

a beautiful building, from outside, but even more inside. the access is limited, but we came here on a Saturday and the place was rented for a wedding, we could wonder around until somebody finally told u,s that we were not supposed to be there....More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent wedding venue, beautiful old building with Manny large rooms ideal for the service reception etc without crowding and hold ups.

Thank ken w
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We attended an evening function here and were amazed at the versatility and unique character of the building. We were able to wander around freely and it really had a sense of nostalgia. It really is worth a visit the workmanship of the external and...More

Thank whereamI2day
Reviewed 24 July 2018

You have to be a good age to remember the baths being like this. Able to have a quick look around during an open day for market stalls and crafts. Ideally about 30 min.

1  Thank david j
VBaths, Manager at Victoria Baths, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi David, could we please ask when you visited Victoria Baths on an Open Day with market/craft stalls? The building was originally open from 1906 - 1993 so there are still quite a lot of people around who remember it in operation. Many thanks

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We came here on a weekend open day. I have always wanted to visit since seeing the baths win 'Restoration' on the TV. I was not disappointed. We had a great guided tour with a really knowledgeable guide and also really enjoyed wandering around ourselves...More

Thank HuffBirmingham
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 123 nearby hotels
Travelodge Manchester Upper Brook Street
942 reviews
.58 km away
Victoria Park Hotel
111 reviews
.86 km away
Travelodge Manchester Sportcity
349 reviews
1.66 km away
Crowne Plaza Manchester - Oxford Road
40 reviews
1.71 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,562 nearby restaurants
Seoul Kimchi
160 reviews
.36 km away
Safire Restaurant & Grill
66 reviews
.34 km away
Plymouth Grove Restaurant
46 reviews
.68 km away
Mama's Shack
26 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 635 nearby attractions
Manchester Climbing Centre
109 reviews
1.32 km away
The Manchester Museum
2,077 reviews
1.34 km away
Elizabeth Gaskell's House
128 reviews
.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
4 June 2018|
Response from Kathleen W | Reviewed this property |
Only on certain dates. They have special days throughout the year when you can use the pool. You have to book in in advance. I think it costs about £15. These days are very popular and get booked very quickly. They have a... More
18 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JanetT423 | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t a car park, there is limited parking next to the baths, otherwise you park in the streets nearby
Francis E
14 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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