Templemore Baths Heritage Experience

Templemore Baths Heritage Experience - only working Victorian bathhouse in Ireland

Templemore Baths Heritage Experience

Cafe, See & Do, Attractions, Guided Tours

Templemore Baths Heritage Space opened August 2023. A new visitor experience rooted in the Victorian era, bursting with Titanic and Belfast shipyard history. Located on Belfast's Templemore Avenue, 1mile / 1.6km East of the city centre, Templemore Baths is the only Victorian bathhouse still functioning as a public swimming pool in the Island of Ireland. It now stands proud and lovingly restored. The Victorian features and 'slipper baths' along with the 'minor pool' form the core of the exhibition. A team of expert local guides will help you dive deep into this building's fascinating story. You can also visit self-guided, 7 days a week between the hours of 9am - 5pm.

Scheduled public guided tours run: Tues, Thu, Sat & Sun - book here

Private Group tours can arranged by prior request - enquire here 

Templemore Baths has played an integral role in several generations of Belfast people's lives; from the Victorians, to the Titanic shipyard workers to today. EastSide Tourism, part of EastSide Partnership, manage the Heritage Experience and animate the space through guided tours, workshops and events for local people, school groups and visitors from near and far.  

For more information please email templemorebaths@eastsidepartnership.com 

Templemore Café

The former courtyard area of the old Victorian Templemore Baths building has been transformed into a bright modern café, within an attractive new atrium, featuring the original Victorian fountain (complete with 'frozen' goldfish*... it's a good story!) restored as its centrepiece.

Leisure facilities

Alongside the heritage experience, the ‘major pool’ is once again fully operational and a smart newly built 28,000 square foot extension has more than doubled the original building's footprint. It includes modern leisure facilities including a 25m six-lane swimming pool with spectator seating, an 80-station gym and spa facilities. As a civic amentity the modern pool and fitness centre is owned by Belfast City Council and managed by social enterprise GLL - Better Leisure.

Templemore Baths Heritage Space opened August 2023. A new visitor experience rooted in the Victorian era, bursting with Titanic and Belfast shipyard history. Located on Belfast's Templemore Avenue, 1mile / 1.6km East of the city centre, Templemore Baths is the only Victorian bathhouse still functioning as a public swimming pool in the Island of Ireland. It now stands proud and lovingly restored. The Victorian features and 'slipper baths' along with the 'minor pool' form the core of the exhibition. A team of expert local guides will help you dive deep into this building's fascinating story. You can also visit self-guided, 7 days a week between the hours of 9am - 5pm.

Scheduled public guided tours run: Tues, Thu, Sat & Sun - book here

Private Group tours can arranged by prior request - enquire here 

Templemore Baths have been central to life in east Belfast; from the Victorians, to the Titanic shipyard workers to today. EastSide Tourism, part of EastSide Partnership, manage the Heritage Experience, guided tours, workshops and events for local people, schools and visitors.  

For more information please email templemorebaths@eastsidepartnership.com 

Templemore Café

The former courtyard area of the old Victorian Templemore Baths building has been transformed into a bright modern café. The attractive new red brick atrium, features the original Victorian fountain (complete with 'frozen' goldfish*... it's a good story!) restored as its centrepiece.

Leisure facilities

Alongside the heritage experience, the ‘major pool’ is once again fully operational and a smart newly built 28,000 square foot extension has more than doubled the original building's footprint. It includes modern leisure facilities including a 25m six-lane swimming pool with spectator seating, an 80-station gym and spa facilities. As a civic amentity the modern pool and fitness centre is owned by Belfast City Council and managed by social enterprise GLL - Better Leisure.

Address: 
96 Templemore Avenue, Belfast, BT5 4FW

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