Amazing Glazing - Stained Glass Restoration

by Victoria Baths in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

£3,400

raised of £10,000 target

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This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by March 6th 2019 at 12:00pm

We need to fully restore a huge stained glass window in the Sports Hall here, making it weather-tight again for hundreds of years to come.

by Victoria Baths in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Stained Glass at Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths was named "Manchester's Water Palace" when the Swimming Pool and Turkish Baths opened in 1906, with it stunning stained glass windows, tiles and mosaic floors amongst its features. 

Built to provide washing and bathing facilities for local people, the Grade II* listed building is now wowing visitors from all around the world.

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Photo: Mark Newton photography

Restoration continues

Restoration work continues every year. One of our biggest sources of income towards running costs and maintenance is hiring the building out for events and location shoots (including Peaky Blinders and Cold Feet, to name but two). A key events space is the Sports Hall, which used to be the Males 2nd class pool. The first of the two big stained glass windows in there is being restored right now and we really need to repair and restore the other big window in there this year, making the whole space weather and water-tight for hundreds of years to come. 

Manchester's SHE Choir singing in the Sports Hall at SpringFest 2018

How much will it cost?

We have £10,000 already in our Restoration Fund and the total cost to restore this window will be £20,000. So we urgently need to raise another £10,000 to complete this job in 2019. 

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One of seven restored Lilies windows in the Gala Pool

Join our restoration story

We know there are many, many people out there who really love Victoria Baths, as a community-led restoration project, a unique events space and a heritage building worth visiting over and again. Victoria Baths was saved by the people for the people. That's why we are asking you to give to this crowdfunding appeal. Now it's your turn to be a part of the amazing restoration story that is Victoria Baths. 

And, just remember, you will be able to look up at your beautiful window every time you visit, and have a warm feeling knowing you were able to help restore it to its former glory.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

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Amazing Thank-you

We will add your name to our website thank-you page

£25 or more

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Amazing Tour

We will give you free entry to one of our Wednesday afternoon guided tours in 2019 - just pick a date to suit you - and we will add your name to our website thank-you page. If you are already a Friend of Victoria Baths, we will give you a free tour for a friend.

£50 or more

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Amazing Tour for Two

We will give you and a friend free entry to one of our Wednesday afternoon guided tours in 2019 - just pick a date to suit you both - and we will add your name to our website thank-you page. If you are already a Friend of Victoria Baths, we will give you two tour places for friends.

£100 or more

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Amazing Friend

We will give you free Friends membership for 2019, we will invite you to an Amazing Glazing Tea Party to celebrate the completion of the restoration work and we will add your name to our website thank-you page. Benefits of Friends membership include free entry to our Open Days and guided tours, two printed newsletters a year, e-news and events, early access to tickets. If you are already a Friend of VB, you can give the membership to a friend.

£1,000 or more

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Amazing Restoration Visit

We will arrange exclusive access for you to the Design Lights studio near Bolton to meet the team there and to see the restoration work in action, we will give you free Friends membership for 2019, we will add your name - or company name - to a donor board in the building, we will invite you to an Amazing Glazing Tea Party to celebrate the completed window. If you are already a Friend of VB, you can give the Friend membership to a friend.

£5,000 or more

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Amazing Private Tour

We will give you a private guided tour of Victoria Baths for up to ten people, we will give you free Joint Friends membership for 2019, we will invite you + 1 to an Amazing Glazing Tea Party to celebrate the completed restoration work, we will include your name - or company name - on a donor board in the building and we will add your name to our website thank-you page. If you are a Friend of VB, you can give the Friends memberships to a friend.


Let's make 'Amazing Glazing - Stained Glass Restoration' happen