Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 0FE
A great opportunity to explore Victoria Baths: Britain's finest historic municipal swimming pool, which also has a Turkish baths suite. It is rich in early 20th century architectural splendour - masses of stained glass windows, mosaic floors, decorative tiles and terracotta. For Heritage Open Days we are hosting a Contemporary Glass Fair with exhibits and stalls from the region's leading glass artists. Guided tours are on offer throughout the weekend. The Gallery Choir is performing on Saturday, 1300-1500. There is a children's trail of the building and a family friendly area with activity sheets.
There is ramped access to the building and most of the building can be appreciated from the ground floor. No lifts to the first floor or balconies.
This event is part of a programme of heritage based events being delivered in Manchester & Salford by SHOWT (Small Heritage Organisations Working Together). Heritage Open Days events will be held in Manchester & Salford at: Museum of Transport Greater Manchester; Manchester Jewish Museum; Chetham’s Library; Working Class Movement Library; Greater Manchester Police Museum; Victoria Baths; and the Pankhurst Centre. Check venue websites for more details.
Victoria Baths is a couple of miles south of Manchester City Centre close to the A34. Look out for brown signs directing you from Oxford Road or Stockport Road. Nearest bus route is the 50 or the 147. Many other bus routes run down Oxford Road and Stockport Road.
Victoria Baths Trust
Date last modified: 22nd May 2014 at 12:58