Discovering Stirchley Baths
Come and take a look inside Grade 2 listed Stirchley Baths which has been a well-loved part of the Stirchley community for over 100 years. A swimming baths was first proposed in 1903 and the building was opened in 1911. The washing (slipper) baths were well used. Over the years the building has also been home to a dance hall, Finnish sauna and a gym. The Baths closed in 1988 and, after much support from the community and the Heritage Lottery Fund, it reopened in 2016 to once again be at the heart of the community. The building no longer has a swimming pool but is a thriving community centre.
The open day on 16 September coincides with Stirchley Market, with lots of stalls set up in the main (former pool) area.
Tours of the Baths may be available, bookable on the day.
Stirchley Library is next door and is one of Birmingham’s Carnegie Libraries, paid for by Andrew Carnegie and built in 1906; the historic layout and many original features are still intact. Stirchley Library is also open for visitors on Sat 16 Sept, why not pop in whilst you are in the area?
Organised by Stirchley Community Market & Stirchley History Group
Date & Time
Sat 16 Sept | 10am–3pm
Stirchley Baths Community Centre, 2-4 Bournville Lane, Stirchley, B30 2JT
Booking not required