Woodcock Street Baths: Guided Tour & Swim
Woodcock Street Baths – now known as the Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre – is the oldest operational swimming pool in Birmingham (1902). This guided tour will show how Aston University, who took over this grade 2 listed building in 1980, have refurbished and redeveloped the building into a modern sports centre available for staff and students of the University but also the local community. The swimming pool which retains most of its original features was constructed in 1902 and other parts of the building were constructed around the original pool in 1921 and again in 2011.
The building tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and after the tour there will be an opportunity for a free swim afterwards for those who wish to experience this. The swim option is not available on the Sunday tours.
Date & Time
Fri 10 Sept: 10.15am tour & 11am free post tour (optional) swim
Sat 11 Sept: 10.15am tour & 11am free post tour (optional) swim
Mon 13 Sept: 10.15am tour & 11am free post tour (optional) swim
Fri 17 Sept: 10.15am tour & 11am free post tour (optional) swim
Sun 19 Sept: 10.15am tour (no swim on Sunday)
The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Woodcock Street, B7 4BN
Please email with you preferred tour date and time Please also specify if you want to take part in the free swim and which lane you would like (fast, medium or slow).
The centre is accessible with ramps/lifts and accessible toilets in various locations.