Out with the old in with the new – well not exactly!!! Here at Govanhill Baths Archive we treasure the rich, diverse, fascinating and ever-changing stories, people and events which have shaped the history of Govanhill Baths.

On the 28th February 1917, Calder St Baths and Wash house opened it’s doors to the public for the first time – watch this space over the next few months as we celebrate this momentous occasion.



Happy New Year!!!!

Very happy to share with you our two newly restored banners. Huge huge thanks to Ania Zapotoczna from Rags to Riches for the great job she has done. This ensures the banners will continue to illustrate the Save Our Pool campaign and the occupation of Govanhill Baths for years to come.








Great to be at the launch of the Banner Tales of Glasgow booklet at the Mitchell Library today. Great speakers and the publication is excellent. It’s a really interesting project from Glasgow University, Glasgow Museums and the GMB union. Please see their Facebook page for details 

And here at the Baths really excited that after a recent visit from Helen Hughes, Textile Conservator with Glasgow Museums, who advised us how to best conserve our banners, that two are now being mended by our very own Rags to Riches upcycling project.

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