Stirchley Baths has led something of a double life. Since 2016 it has operated as a lively community hub, but the building is full of reminders of its former years as a public swimming baths and wash house. Our heritage tours take you back to 1911 and earlier when the Baths were built to serve a fast-growing local community. There’s also an opportunity to go into the former pool and the tunnels – the only time when this is possible.
We have 4 tours planned for 2019. Places are strictly limited so please book in advance! You can reserve a place at Stirchley Baths reception or online at stirchley-baths-heritage-tour.eventbrite.co.uk.
We have something special lined up for December! Birmingham has many connections with the world’s most famous liner, Andrew Lound has turned his own Titanic research into this dramatic presentation. We will have some Christmas themed refreshments and Andrew will also have books on sale . Please join us and bring a friend
You’ve probably been to the Baths, but have you been on one of our fascinating history tours, or down into the underground tunnels yet?
Well, this year we are running a monthly Sunday afternoon heritage tour where you’ll get to see behind the scenes; going up on the balcony and down into the Deep End of the pool and along the tunnels to the original well. If you don’t fancy the ‘hard hat’ tunnel experience, there is plenty to hear about, learn and enjoy on the tour above ground.
Join us for a fascinating journey into the history of Stirchley’s most iconic historic building from 1903 to present day. Pre-booking is essential. £3 per person. Please book before the Friday of that Sunday’s tour date. Everyone welcome, but please note, only children aged 6+ can go down into the tunnels for safety reasons.
Please wear sensible shoes for the tunnels and probably best not to wear your Sunday best as the tunnels are dirty and dusty!
Tour starts 2pm. Please arrive five minutes early. The tour will be finished by 3.30pm.
All proceeds will be used to support Stirchley History Group. Please bring exact money if possible or write a cheque for £3 to Stirchley History Group.
Tour dates for 2017 are:
- Sunday 19 Mar
- Sunday 23 Apr
- Sunday 21 May
- Sunday 18 Jun
- Sunday 23 Jul
- Sunday 20 Aug
- Sunday 17 Sep
- Sunday 8 Oct
- Sunday 19 Nov
- Sunday 17 Dec
Please book through email: firstname.lastname@example.org , telephone: 0121 464 9072 or through twitter @StirchleyBaths or facebook/StirchleyBaths
Hope you can join us!
Do you, or a member of your family, have memories of living in Stirchley in days gone by? We’d love to meet you! Pop in to meet members of Stirchley History Group at the Baths on Saturday 25 March; chatter about the past, share your personal stories about the area, bring in your memorabilia, and enjoy a trip down memory lane over a cuppa.
More details on the poster.