Arlington @150 - a celebration of 150 years of the Arlington Baths

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic events at the baths are subject to change.

As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, we are bringing together a program of events that reflect the life and history of the Baths over our incredible first century and a half. To find out more about an event please click on the event title below. Please keep a watch on this page as the program develops and if you have an idea for an event or wish to help our volunteer members please get in touch by email here.


Arlington Echoes: Voices from the past

August 1st 2021

From: 15:00 until 16:00

We present vintage recordings on shellac performed or composed by former Arlington members.

Memories Cafe

August 1st 2021

From: 11:00 until 14:00

Join fellow Baths’ members for a chat and a wander down memory lane – or lanes!

Film Screenings

August 1st 2021

From: 11:00 until 15:00

Come and watch 'Finding Nemo' for our junior members. In the afternoon a programme of archive films detailing changes to Glasgow.

Victorian Style Leisure and Pleasure

July 31st 2021

From: 18:30 until 19:30

What did Glaswegians like our founders and early members do for fun?

The Arlington, Alhambra & Owen Jones

July 31st 2021

From: 17:00 until 18:00

Learn about the Arlington Baths, the Alhambra and Owen Jones in this talk on Islamic architecture and design in the 19th century.

Swimmers in the city: 150 years of the Baths

July 31st 2021

From: 16:00 until 17:00

Follow our story from our origins as pioneers of swimming and inspiration for other clubs.

Mindful Art Workshop

July 31st 2021

From: 14:00 until 16:00

Dip your toes into mindful mark making with Marion Gardyne in the inspiring environment of Europe's oldest baths club.

Arlington Street Mini Gala

July 31st 2021

From: 12:00 until 14:00

Mark the 150th anniversary of the Arlington with an afternoon of street entertainment outside the club.

Waterpolo Exhibition Match

July 31st 2021

From: 11:00 until 12:00

Aquatic football is coming home!

Mandela, Glasgow and the Arlington

July 30th 2021

From: 18:00 until 19:15

Join Brian Filling, Honorary Consul for South Africa and Chair of the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation & Bernard Ponsonby.

Building Tours

July 30th 2021

From: 10:00 until 14:00

Join us for a tour of the oldest Victorian swimming club in Europe.

Children's Art Exhibition

July 30th 2021

From: 09:00 until 16:00

Come along to see our young members masterpieces!

Making Waves at the Arlington Junior Art Workshop

July 25th 2021

From: 11:00 until 14:00

Come to our junior art workshop.

Making Waves at the Arlington 4 - 9 years old

July 24th 2021

From: 11:00 until 14:00

Come to our junior art workshop for 4 - 9 year olds

The Future of the Scottish Police Service

November 16th 2020

From: 19:00 until 20:30

Join the authors of three new books about crime and policing to discuss the future of the police service in Scotland.

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