In a prominent and accessible position close to the city centre stands one of Birmingham’s finest Edwardian buildings – Moseley Road Pool. Opened in October 1907, it stands out as an impressive Gothic Renaissance structure made of red brick and terracotta. To read the latest on the campaign to save the building and the work of Friends of Moseley Road Baths, please see our regularly updated blog.
You can now take a Virtual Tour of the building and learn more about its fascinating history by going to the Virtual Tour website.
Moseley Road Pool is not a museum, it is a working building. It houses two attractive swimming pools, only one of which is still in operation. The larger pool closed in October 2003 due to a leak and structural problems with the spectator’s balcony. The other pool is used by people of all ages, backgrounds, capabilities and needs. Until 2004 Moseley Road Baths operated the only public washing baths in the city.
Although not presently operating at full capacity, many people from the surrounding area as well as nationally, recognise the importance of this Grade II* listed building, and have campaigned over a number of years to keep this beautiful yet pragmatic building open for a wide range of people to use and enjoy. As it struggles to meet the demand for swimming and to accommodate the needs of people with a whole range of swimming needs it is clear how essential it is to invest in this national treasure.
Friends of Moseley Road Baths have campaigned hard over the past few years to turn the building into a fully functioning and viable community facility. We believe that the building can have a bright future if there is proper commitment from our council, not to mention investment and maintenance.
For more information on opening times go here or ring the pool on 0121 464 0150.