Pools, Baths and Lidos

Images from the RIBA Collections

Inspired by the exhibition Into the Blue: the origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos, RIBApix showcases a wider range of material held by the RIBA Collections from Roman baths and Victorian bath houses to lidos, pithead baths and contemporary swimming spaces.

‘Into the Blue: the origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos’ is a free exhibition at the V&A + RIBA Architecture Display Gallery, Room 128a, Victoria & Albert Museum, London which runs from 20 July 2019 to 19 April 2020.

For further images see baths, lidos, open-air pools, swimming pools and pithead baths. All of the images are available to download, purchase or license.

 

Design for pithead baths, Number 2 Colliery,  Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, for the National Coal  Board East Midlands Division: perspective view

Pithead Baths