Friends volunteer session
The support of our Friends makes a vital difference to our work, helping us to preserve this beautiful building for future generations. Join the Friends today, or buy a gift membership for a friend or family member.
What type of Membership is right for me?
Benefits of Friends' Membership
Friends membership comes with a range of benefits, including:
Two printed newsletters a year and email bulletins with events, offers and news
FREE ENTRY to Victoria Baths own Open Days and Guided Tours
Priority booking for Swimming Event Tickets
Discounts for occasional events
Support our charitable vision
Benefits of Restoration Supporter membership
If you contribute at least £5 a month by Standing Order you will be enrolled as one of our Restoration Supporters. As a Restoration Supporter you will receive all the same benefits as Friends of Victoria Baths, in addition to:
- Invitations to special events, including an annual visit to Victoria Baths to see the progress of the restoration,
- Acknowledgement on our thank you page on the website (unless you prefer your support to be anonymous).
Funds donated by Restoration Supporters go directly into the Trust's Building Fund, which has supported much needed restoration work, including:
- the restoration of the windows in the Sports Hall and the Females Pool
- the restoration of the windows in the Turkish Rest Room including the Angel of Purity window
- refurbishment of the orginal poolside toilets in the Males 1st Class and Gala pool to create visitor toilets
- reinstatement of basement windows that had been bricked up
- restoration of the AQUA and ZEPHYR stained glass windows in the Gala pool
How to join - and Gift Memberships
It is easy to sign up as a Friend or Restoration Supporter - just print off the leaflet in the Downloads section below, fill it in and sign it, and return it (you can send by post or scan/photograph it and return by email). You can set up an annual standing order with your Bank (our Bank details details are on the form) or send a cheque made payable to 'Victoria Baths Trust'.
Call the office on 0161 224 2020 to order and pay for a gift membership for a friend - these come with a special gift card. We can post these out most weeks of the year.