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Guided Building Tour

22 Sep 2021 12:30 -15:30

Adults: £7 (standard price £6) FREE for U16s and VB Friends

Conducted by one of our experienced volunteer tour guides, Guided Tours of the building are taking place this summer for the first time in over 18 months, and we can't wait!

Take a look around the Manchester landmark that won BBC Two's first Restoration programme in 2003, with its partly-restored swimming pools, Turkish Baths and Superintendent's Flat. The informative tour also includes the Aerotone, an early form of Jacuzzi, and our "Water Palace for the People" exhibition, all about the history and restoration of Victoria Baths.

Grade II* listed, Victoria Baths is still remarkably intact, with beautiful stained glass windows, iconic green wall tiles and incredible mosaic flooring behind the imposing exterior. Visitors are welcome to take photographs, in fact you'll find it hard not to!

Doors open at 12:15pm and the Tour lasts approximately one hour. The 1st Tour is at 12.30pm and the 2nd Tour begins at 2pm.

We strongly recommend pre-booking your tickets, as places on each tour are limited. If you haven't pre-booked, and we have space on a tour, we will be able to sell you a ticket on the door. 


Gift Shop and Tea Room open

Before and after the Tour you can browse and buy souvenirs and gifts in the Gift Shop and enjoy hot and cold drinks, cake and snacks in the Tea Room.  

  • 12:15   Doors open
  • 12:30   1st Tour starts
  • 14:00   2nd Tour starts
  • 15:30   Building closes

Visitors can only come into the building on Wednesdays for guided tours.


Covid Safety 

We take the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff very seriously. We're asking visitors to wear a face covering when inside the building and we have additional cleaning measures and hand sanitisers in place. Fortunately our building is nice and spacious and has good ventilation.



Pre-book your tickets through "Links" at the bottom of this page

Admission £7*

Friends of Victoria Baths / Under 16s FREE

*Standard price without £1 optional donation is £6



Please note that this tour isn't available for larger groups. If you’re bringing a group of  six or more people, please contact us. Thank you. 


Victoria Baths Trust

Victoria Baths Trust is a registered charity and relies on the support of the public to continue its efforts to fully restore the building




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