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 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 tours on Thursday and Friday 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
Thurs 10 Sept 10.30am (+ optional swim)
Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Woodcock Street, Birmingham B4 7ET
To allow for social distancing in the building, tours are for very small groups. If you find you can no longer attend, please let the organisers know so they can give your place to someone else.
One part of the tour requires access by a flight of stairs and there is no lift to this point but all other parts of the building have disabled access and toilet provision.