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WELCOME SUNDAYS – Discover Victoria Baths Tour and free General Entry

27 August 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free
A guided tour of Manchester’s Victoria Baths or free general building entry, with a pop-up Tea Room, Shop and family friendly activities.

Welcome Sunday

Guided Tour and General Entry

Welcome Sundays are open to all!

From May – September on the last Sunday of the month we’ll be welcoming the public and community to explore and use Victoria Baths. With free entry, optional paid guided tours and family friendly activities each month.

Plus we’ll be joined by a range of community groups who will use spaces across the Baths for free activities and information sessions. Join us to explore the Baths and your local community in one!

Our Grade II* listed building is remarkably intact, with beautiful stained glass windows, amazing wall tiles and incredible mosaic flooring behind the imposing exterior.

Our entertaining and informative Discover Victoria Baths tours are conducted by experienced volunteer guides. Doors open at 12noon for free general entry and the guided tour starts at 1pm, lasting approximately 1¼ hours. Take the afternoon to wander the building, browse our Gift Shop, and pick up a tasty treat from our pop-up tea room.

Each month we will be joined by community groups and organisations, showcasing their work around the local area and using our spaces for their activities. If you are part of a community group and would like to get involved in Welcome Sundays please email community@victoriabaths.org.uk

Visiting with young one’s? Don’t miss a visit to our play area in our Tea Room and check our website for details on our free family activities in half-terms.

Cream Tea

To make your visit extra-special, enjoy a delicious Cream Tea in our beautiful Tea Room – a large fruit scone accompanied by butter, strawberry jam, clotted cream and tea or coffee. Jam first or cream… it’s up to you!

Priced at £5, please book in advance.

General Entry

You don’t need to book to explore the building or visit the Tea Room and Gift Shop on a Sunday – it’s free to just pop in between 12noon –3pm (last entry 2pm). Please make a donation if you can – we have both cash and contactless donation points in the building.

~ Prices ~

  • Guided Tour – £8 (Victoria Baths Friends / Under 16s – Free)
  • Cream Tea – £5 (Available to book in advance only)
  • General Entry – Pay What You Can / Free

Times

  • 12noon Doors open, Tea Room and Gift Shop open
  • 1pm    Tour starts
  • 2.15pm    Tour ends
  • 2pm     Last General Entry
  • 3pm   Building closes

Groups

If you are interested in joining our guided tour with a group of 6 or more, please get in touch directly – telephone 0161 224 2020 or email enquiries@victoriabaths.org.uk

Victoria Baths Trust is a registered charity and relies on the support of the public to continue its work preserving the building for everyone to enjoy and explore.

Top image of Victoria Baths © Andrew Billington Photography

FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Ring the Victoria Baths office on +44 (0)161 224 2020 or email enquiries@victoriabaths.org.uk.

Can I take photographs?

Photography and filming for personal use is permitted anywhere in the building. Personal photos and films/videos may not be used or sold for commercial gain. Please contact the office for information about professional or commercial shoots.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets can be refunded in full up to 72 hours (3 days) before the tour date. Eventbrite’s fees are non-refundable.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please, either on a mobile phone, tablet or as a printout.

Do I have to buy an online ticket?

Yes please, for the Tour. Any tour tickets remaining will be sold on the day on a first come – first served basis. You can still visit the building, Tea Room and Gift Shop without joining the guided tour.

Is my ticket transferrable?

We will try to accommodate transfers to another date/time, with at least 72 hours (2 days) notice.

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, this is fine.

Is Victoria Baths accessible?

There is an access ramp at the main entrance and an accessible toilet and baby change facilities. The ground floor is completely accessible, including the Tea Room and Gift Shop. Currently we do not have first floor lift access. If you need help during your visit, please speak to the staff or a volunteer, who all wear name badges. Blue Badge holders can park directly in front of the building.

Venue

Victoria Baths
Hathersage Road
Chorlton-on-Medlock, Greater Manchester M13 0FE United Kingdom
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Organiser

Victoria Baths
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