Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths
Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7QR
  • Telephone 0141 433 2999
  • Opening times Opening hours may vary; see individual events for details.
  • Email
  • Website www.govanhillbaths.com
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Govanhill Baths

When it was announced in early 2001 that Glasgow Council would be shutting down Govanhill Baths after nearly 95 years of use, the community rallied together to demand the pool be kept open, occupying the building for five months. Although the protesters were eventually removed, Govanhill Baths has come back with a vengeance in recent years, transformed into an arts space that hosts music gigs, fashion shows, theatre productions and visual art exhibitions, including for Glasgow International, Southside Fringe and local community initiatives.

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1. stuart randall12 Mar 2013, 9:34pm Report

we lived din Allison st in 1954 i used to go every Tuesday night to a swimming club at Calder St Baths.Johnny Holmes was in charge,
Thats like many os learned how to swim

Great to see it´s operational

stuart randlll
Port de soller mallorca

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