Join our Christmas Shopping Pop-ins - Sunday 11 Dec 12-4pm and Thursday 15 Dec 4-8pm. Please note the online shop will close for Christmas on the 16th December.
Join our Christmas Shopping Pop-ins - Sunday 11 Dec 12-4pm and Thursday 15 Dec 4-8pm. Please note the online shop will close for Christmas on the 16th December.
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Christmas Shopping with Victoria Baths Shop

As Christmas creeps closer and our 'to-do' lists get longer Victoria Baths has created the ultimate shopping experience; one that combines individually curated products, mince pies and a festive drink to enjoy as you browse!

On Sunday 11 December (12noon to 4pm) and Thursday 15 December (4:30pm to 8:30pm) the Victoria Baths Shop will be opening its door for a festive shopping extravaganza full of newly launched products, gift ideas inspired by the historic building and oozing with Christmas charm.

 As unique settings go there can be few other shops that make their home in the ticket office of one of the grandest swimming pools in the country! Once the city’s bath house, Victoria Bath’s history has inspired some of the gift ideas including bars of organic soap (£4.00) and a tea towel that carries the Public Baths & Wash-Houses 1938 regulations (£8.00). And you can even take a piece of Victoria Baths home with the Angel of Purity jigsaw (£20)!

Christmas gifts for all, from decorations to gin, and festive fishes in between!

Debuting a new range of prints, greetings cards and, wrapping paper is trailblazing surface pattern illustrator Sarah Thornley. Fresh from winning a series of industry awards, including the GREEN GRADS Gold Award, Sarah has used her talents to create a range of pieces based on the Angel of Purity stained glass window and the fish mosaic seen in the flooring of the First Class Entrance Hall. These are accompanied by a stunning line drawing illustration of the exterior of Victoria Baths. Prices start from £2.00.

Adding to our collection of independent makers, are the beautiful handmade glass decorations by local stained glass artist Lesley Jane Miller (LJM Glass).  You can go Christmassy with baubles and robins, or celebrate our great City with a Manchester Worker Bee inspired decoration. Hung on a tree or at a window to catch the light, they are make a gorgeous gift for friends, family or yourself!  Prices start from £4.00.

Local distillery Winding River has created a special Victoria Baths Small Batch Gin that would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s drinks cabinet, or the must have gift for a gin lover.  Made to a traditional Victorian London Dry style it contains ten botanicals including juniper, coriander, cassia bark, cubeb pepper, cardamon, liquorice root, kaffir lime, nutmeg, ginger and bergamot. The beautifully designed 70cl bottle is £40.

The Victoria Baths Shop will be bursting with original ideas and this includes gift bundles designed for your special someones.  For these VIPs it’s all about ViBs, with a Very important Brew kit for the tea lover in your life and a Very important Bag for your friend the shopaholic.  There is also a Crafty Kids Kit, Deck the Hall kits and many more inventive ideas, with prices ranging from £5 to £25.

Shop online or join us for one of our Christmas shopping sessions:

 

All proceeds from Victoria Baths Shop help to support the work of Victoria Baths Trust, which oversees the upkeep of the Grade II* listed building and ensures that it remains open as a cultural venue and community resource.