10th April 2022
Prices from £0.00 to £9.07
Explore Victoria Baths and put a spring in your step on SpringFest Sunday. The beautiful building will be transformed into a cultural hub for the day with live music, art exhibitions, a makers market and a fantastic array of food and drink to enjoy. Perfect for a day out with family and friends, or a solo mooch around one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings. Doors open at 11 am and the building will close at 4pm, everyone is welcome but it might be an idea to bring a coat as Victoria Bath’s isn’t heated (yet).
Expect live music from Chorlton Ukulele Group, SingZest and many more who be announced closer to the time. For the Makers Market, the team at Victoria Baths have pulled together a fantastic line-up of makers, selling locally-made ceramics, liqueurs, jewellery, artwork, homeware and candles. There is an excellent line-up of art with Islington Mill bringing an exhibition alongside work from MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health), The Grange School whos students present a collaboration with Victoria Baths, including surface pattern, fabrics and art installations. There will be plenty for the kids too with an art trail and play area where children can lead their adults through The Baths and there’s a play area with a kids kitchen and colouring, in the café.
SpringFest has an excellent selection of Street Food with Dim Sum Su’s Chinese street food, Honest Crust’s sourdough pizza, Ginger’s Comfort Emporium’s award-winning real dairy and vegan Ice Cream and Sorbets as well as a bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks and the café will be open for tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sandwiches and a range of super scones and cakes.
Take a Tour of the Building
Discover Victoria Baths is an entertaining guided tour of the main building, including the pool halls and Turkish Baths.
The Off Limits Tour visits many areas not normally open to the public, including the pool undercrofts and boiler house.
Tours cost an additional £8 (please pre-book to avoid disappointment) and last 1¼ hours.