A visit to the Victoria Baths in Manchester this week was a very insightful experience and highlighted many similarities between them and the Mechanics’s Trust. Following the Baths winning BBC Restoration in 2003 the Trust has been working tirelessly to complete the restoration and open the building to the public again. Whilst the swimming baths are not yet open the building hosts many tours, events and projects with volunteer groups. More information can be found here. During the visit more than 100 photos were taken of this amazing building and its historic features, a small selection is below.