BATHS TO BOBBINS 10 years at Infirmary Street

This exhibition celebrates the history of Dovecot Studios and the current building's past as Infirmary Street baths.

29 Mar - 21 Dec 2018


Organised by:
Lizzie Cowan dovecotstudios.com
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Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street
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Opening Times:
Mon12:00pm - 3:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 3:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 3:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 3:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat10:30am - 5:30pm

Infirmary Street Baths were the first public baths in Edinburgh, built in 1885 by Robert Morham. Following the enactment in 1846 to Encourage the Establishment of Public Baths and Wash-houses, baths were built in Scotland to provide accessible washing facilities to improve public health.

Dovecot was originally located at the site of the Corstorphine Castle, before moving in 2008 to Infirmary Street following a two-year renovation and restoration project of the former Victorian baths building.

Celebrating 10 years of weaving in the Infirmary Street Baths, Dovecot will share some memories on the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony. The display titled Baths to Bobbins will explore memories of those who attended the Baths, the stories of the old Studio in Corstorphine, the saving of the Infirmary Street building and its conversion to a modern tapestry studio.

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