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WELCOME WEDNESDAYS – Discover Victoria Baths Tour and free General Entry

16 August 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

A guided tour of Manchester’s Victoria Baths or free general building entry on a Wednesday afternoon. Tea Room and Gift Shop open.

Welcome Wednesdays

Guided Tour and General Entry

Visit an iconic Manchester landmark for free and take an optional paid guided tour of the partly-restored swimming pools, Turkish Baths and Superintendent’s Flat.

The 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 tour is led by an experienced volunteer guide. Doors open at 11am for free general entry and the guided tour starts at 1pm, lasting approximately 1¼ hours.

Tour tickets are available to purchase in advance. Limited tickets may be available of the door but we advise booking online to avoid dissapointment. Tour tickets for Under 16’s are free but must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Browse and buy souvenirs and gifts in our wonderful Gift Shop and visit our beautiful Tea Room with its stained glass windows and elaborate wrought iron ceiling, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, and a bookable Cream Tea.

Visiting with young ones? Don’t miss a visit to our play area in the Tea Room and check our website for details on free family activities during school 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, you need to 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 Wednesday – it’s free to pop in between 11am–3pm (last entry 2pm). Please make a donation if you can – we have both cash and contactless donation points in the building.

Free family craft station every half-term week / across the Summer Holidays – no need to book! Enjoy Victoria Baths with your little explorers, grab an activity sheet on arrival and pop in and out of our crafting area throughout the day.

~ Prices ~

  • Guided Tour – £8 (Victoria Baths Friends / Under 16s – Free)
  • General Entry – Pay What You Can / Free
  • Cream Tea – £5 each

Under 16’s are free but must be accompanied by an adult ticket holder.


  • 11am   Doors open, Tea Room and Gift Shop open
  • 1pm    Tour starts
  • 2.15pm   Tour ends
  • 2pm    Last General Entry
  • 3pm  Building closes


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


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. The Eventbrite 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 and a Cream Tea. 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. Cream Tea is only available when booked in advance.

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.


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