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
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