Welcome Wednesdays

Visit an iconic Manchester landmark

We are open every Wednesday from April to September for all to explore! Victoria Baths is a Grade II* listed building and is remarkably intact. Visit a Welcome Wednesday and discover the beautiful stained glass windows, amazing wall tiles, and incredible mosaic flooring behind the imposing exterior.

Welcome Wednesday entry is free, donations are always welcome and help us keep Victoria Baths open for all to enjoy.

Visit our Events Page for more information and to book tickets for each Welcome Wednesday.

Turkish Baths Hot Rooms

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

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.

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 2.30pm). Wander the spaces at your own pace and take time to visit our History Exhibition and immerse yourself in the history of the Baths.

Please make a donation if you can – we have both cash and contactless donation points in the building.

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 Manchester school’s half-terms.

Discover VB Tour

Discover more with our Guided Tours. Every Wednesday at 1pm our expert tour guides take people further into the heritage of the building and the important part it has played in Manchester’s history. Tour tickets are available to book in advance, limited tickets may be available on the door but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

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 £6, you need to book in advance.


  • Guided Tour – £9 (Victoria Baths Friends / Under 16s – Free)
  • General Entry – Pay What You Can / Free
  • Cream Tea – £6 each

Event Times

  • 11am   Doors open, Tea Room and Gift Shop open
  • 1pm    Tour starts
  • 2.15pm  Tour ends
  • 2.30pm     Last General Entry
  • 3pm   Building closes

Group Tours

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.

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