Darley Dale Hydropathic Establishment, Dale Road South, Darley Dale, Derbyshire

Darley Dale Hydropathic Establishment,  Dale Road South, Darley Dale, Derbyshire
Photograph taken 05 Sep 1889 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL09693

Hydros were popular with Victorians who went to them to improve their health or to try and cure illnesses. They were similar to spas and offered a variety of different baths and water treatments. This interior view of a bedroom shows that they were more like a hotel than a hospital.