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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th May 2020 at 7:19pm

Show your support for Victoria Baths during the Covid-19 crisis

by Victoria Baths in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Victoria Baths is one of Manchester's absolute gems, a historic building full of social history, a fantastic events venue and a really popular visitor attraction. Sometimes we even have swimming here (our annual Swim for Restoration fundraiser). The building is partly restored and is run by a charitable trust. Loved by Mancunians and visitors to the city alike, it's impossible to imagine Manchester without Victoria Baths. 

How will Covid-19 affect Victoria Baths?

Tours, events and filming bring in most of the income that keeps us afloat. We were just about to open our doors for the 2020 season and normally between spring and autumn the building is full of life.  So the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, JUST as we're about to welcome our visitors, means we're facing a very challenging year ahead. 

We’ve sadly had to postpone our arts and music festival SpringFest 2020 and cancel all our April guided building tours. We don’t know how long the crisis will continue or how many other events we’ll have to cancel or postpone. What we do know is that the impact on our cashflow is going to be huge.

How you can help

We're asking for help now please, in any way you can. If you don't have the money to give a donation, we understand - just send us a nice message, a hug or a wave on social media, share this page, keep in touch, make a date to visit when we're open again, tell your friends, or think positive thoughts about us.

Stay well and safe. We’ll really miss you all over the next month or so, it’s very quiet here on our own.

Love to you and yours from all the team at Victoria Baths xx

#backthebaths 

Rewards

You can make a donation to us and there's also the option to donate in return for a Reward. Here are some of the lovely items on offer:

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£8 or more

Guided Tour

Pre-buy a place on any Wednesday guided building tour, ready for when they restart. Tours are one-hour long and will take place on Wednesdays from 1pm, once we reopen. The Tea Room and Gift Shop are open too, for a cuppa or a tea towel! We'll email this reward.

£5 or more

Set of Postcards

Set of three Victoria Baths postcards. Perfect for keeping in touch with friends or family, or sticking on the fridge to remind you to visit the Baths when we're open again. Includes P&P

£6 or more

Colouring Card and Pencil Set

Colour in the Angel of Purity with a set of mini colouring pencils and send to a friend in the envelope provided. A lovely way to spend half an hour and guaranteed to cheer you and them up. Includes P&P

£9 or more

Tea Towel

Choose a Victoria Baths tea towel from the two available designs. Includes P&P

£10 or more

Mini Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

40-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle featuring the Angel of Purity stained glass window in full colour. 9cm x 8.5cm. Includes P&P

£12 or more

Tote Bag

Organic cotton tote bag featuring black and white design of the Angel of Purity stained glass window. Includes P&P

£16 or more

Two Guided Tours

Pre-buy two vouchers for a place on any Wednesday guided building tour, ready for when they restart. Tours are one-hour long and will take place on Wednesdays from 1pm, once we reopen. The Tea Room and Gift Shop are open too, for a cuppa or a tea towel! We'll email this reward which will be in the form of two separate vouchers - perfect for gifts for friends and family.

£20 or more

Annual Membership

Membership of the 'Friends of Victoria Baths' for one year. Benefits include free entry to Victoria Baths own weekend events and guided tours, two printed newsletters a year, regular e-bulletins with events, offers and news, occasional discounts, priority booking for swimming events and the good feeling that comes with supporting a very special charity.

£40 or more

Five Guided Tours

Pre-buy five vouchers for a place on any Wednesday guided building tour, ready for when they restart. Tours are one-hour long and will take place on Wednesdays from 1pm, once we reopen. The Tea Room and Gift Shop are open too, for a cuppa or a tea towel! We'll email this reward, which will be in the form of five separate vouchers - perfect for gifts to family and friends.

Let's make 'Back the Baths' happen

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