Jon Parker Lee
OPEN DAY:Festive Winter Fair
12 Nov 2017 11:00 -16:00
Adults: Admission £4, Admission & Guided Tour £7 (standard prices £3/£6) FREE for under 16s and VB Friends
The Open Day provides a great opportunity to explore Victoria Baths and includes an Festive Winter Fair with up to fifty stalls selling unique artwork, craft items and speciality food.
Manchester Community Choir will sing for us today in the wonderful acoustics of the Gala Pool at 1pm and 2.30pm.
Our Tea Room will be serving a selection of refreshments, including sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks.
Our Gift Shop will also be open selling a great variety of items including books and handmade crafts.
Guided tours will take place as follows (no need to book in advance, buy your tour ticket on the day):
12 noon Discover Victoria Baths
1pm Discover Victoria Baths
2pm Off Limits
2.30pm Discover Victoria Baths
Discover Victoria Baths shows you the amazing architecture of the building and its history. Hear how the building was used, including memories of its bathers, plus find out about the 2003 BBC Restoration win and how the money was spent. We'll also tell you the plans for the future and how you can get involved.
Off Limits* takes you to lesser known parts of the building Baths as well as the main iconic spaces. You will visit the boiler house and filter room and hear about pool water treatment through the ages. The tour visits the undercroft of the pools and several spaces that have been used for TV filming, including Life on Mars and Mrs Biggs.
* Please note that this tour involve stairs and uneven floors and so isn't suitable for visitors with limited mobility.