We are planning a visit to the historic Manchester Victoria Baths
When Manchester City Council decided it had to close Victoria Baths in 1993, there was a vigorous reaction in the local community. Manchester residents greatly valued the Turkish baths, the Aeratone, the swimming facilities, and the building itself.
The campaign to try and prevent closure of the Baths became the Friends of Victoria Baths and a charitable trust – the Victoria Baths Trust – was set up with the aim of fully restoring the building and bringing the Turkish Baths and at least one of the swimming pools back into public use.
Our story has many ups and downs, including the amazing success on BBC’s Restoration series in 2003.
Now the building is partially restored VBT continues to work towards full restoration. The building has many interesting details from the bespoke tiling to the beautiful stained glass windows. We will have a short introductory talk after which you will be free to explore this fascination building.
There is now a form on EventBrite for you to book your place and make payment. There are two options.:
1/Entry fee only £10
2/ Entry fee plus a sandwich lunch with tea or coffee £15
Although the event is not until August please enter as soon as you can as we have to confirm numbers and food orders some time before the event.