14 Apr 2019 12:00 -18:00
Victoria Baths is throwing its doors open to visitors for SpringFest, a fantastic celebration of music and art. Visitors will have the chance not only to explore the building but also to enjoy a fabulous line-up of artists and musicians thoughout the day.
Tickets for SpringFest, Guided Tours and Workshops in Links (below on this page)
Martin Connor Band
Rose & The Diamond Hand
Manchester's SHE Choir
Denton Brass Band
Art Battle Manchester, Venture Arts, Stuart York, Nicky Young
The Great Baths Bake Off:
Fun baking competition for all ages (3 age categories) with prizes for the winners. £5 entry fee (includes entrance to SpringFest for the day). Click on Link below for full details and/or to enter.
And there's more:
Free workshops, Guided Tours (see details below) and Gift Shop
Our Kids Social:
Our Kids Social will be hosting Make, Do & Bop - a "silent disco" with arts and crafts in the Females Pool. This was a sellout in 2018 so make sure you buy your ticket early (See Links below)
Food and Drink:
We'll have food stalls to feed the hungry and our Bar will be serving tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcohol all day long.
A series of Guided Tours (see details below) will be available on the day (book in advance or pay on the door. Numbers are limited and sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
1pm Discover Victoria Baths
2pm Discover Victoria Baths
3pm Off Limits
3.30pm 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.
Filming and photography
Note: there will be a videographer and photographer at this event.