Imagine a shopping experience inspired by the world of Victoria Baths; its beauty, aesthetics, colours, creativity and much more.
The newly launched Victoria Baths online shop captures the very essence of Manchester’s water palace and is full of gift ideas for the festive season.From stocking fillers to memorable gifts there are lots of ideas for children. A favourite is the ‘Crafty Kids’ Bundle, which comes complete with a VB notebook, ticket designed eraser, pencil sharpener, crayons and VB pencil (£7.50). A traditional wooden mini jigsaw puzzle depicting the iconic Angel of Purity stained glass window (£8.00) makes a lovely gift, as does a Colouring Pencils & Card Set (£5.00).
Once the city’s bathhouse, there are gifts that reflect upon this theme, including bars of organic soap (£4.00) and a tea towel that carries the Public Baths & Wash-Houses 1938 regulations (£8.00).
For the art lover there is a limited edition mounted print of Victoria Baths taken in the early 1910s (£20.00) or the ‘Keeping In Touch’ Bundle featuring a set of 3 large postcards, 5 small postcards and a VB pen (£7.00). And you couldn’t have a Victoria Baths-inspired gift shop without some stained glass, so there are a series of hanging ornaments (£17.00 each), including a Manchester bee, to choose from.
And finally, perhaps the gift for 2020, the ‘Stay At Home’ Bundle (£38.00) with an Angel of Purity tote bag full of carefully selected items; a bar of vegan soap, 5 Victoria Baths postcards, a pen made from reclaimed wood from Manchester’s Harpurhey Baths and a mini wooden jigsaw.
“It’s taken lots of work to launch our online shop in a short space of time, and we’ve got some fabulous products, many of which are exclusive to Victoria Baths, which we know Christmas shoppers will love. Shopping with us is also a lovely way to help to ensure Victoria Baths remains open as an events venue and heritage attraction following the challenges we’ve all faced in 2020.”
(Ariane Dean, Office Coordinator at Victoria Baths)
There is a standard delivery cost of £3.95 for each order, with Christmas orders being taken up until 15 December. All the money raised from the Victoria Baths online shop will help to keep this beautiful building open in the future for all to enjoy.