Taking the Waters: the architecture of pools, baths and lidos

19 February 2013

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL


The health and wellbeing properties of water have been celebrated and exploited throughout history. Whether it’s the salt water of the sea or natural springs, ‘taking the waters’ has been a popular social activity for all areas of society. Using the RIBA Library collections, come and explore the design and architecture of pools, baths, lidos and spas. With Fiona Orsini, RIBA.

This is one of the Closer Look talks at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership.



Free, but limited spaces so ticketed on a first come first served basis on the day.

Tickets available from the main Information Desk of the Victoria and Albert Museum on the day of the talk. Please meet at the Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, V&A at 12.55pm.


RIBA Library Drawings & Archives Collection
Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3708
Email: drawings&archives@riba.org 

Other events in the series:

Buildings for the Dead
16 April 2013


V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership

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Saltdean Lido, East Sussex by Richard William Herbert Jones, 1938

Saltdean Lido, East Sussex by Richard William Herbert Jones, 1938

© John Maltby / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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