Miners’ Modernism: Pithead Baths – Past, Present and Future
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Miners’ Modernism: Pithead Baths – Past, Present and Future

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Price
Free
Dates
Friday 28 June 2024
Times
11am - 12pm
Location
Prince of Wales Conference Room, The Hub
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Discover the historical, social and architectural significance of Pithead Baths, through a special illustrated talk by Queen’s University Belfast and the Twentieth Century Society.

Described in 1939 as ‘a colossal social experiment taking architectural form’, Pithead Baths were a pioneering, progressive welfare programme that predated the creation of the National Health Service by more than two decades. Yet their legacy is virtually unknown and the potential heritage value of surviving examples remains underexplored.

Following the talk, there will also be an opportunity to have a tour of the Pithead Baths at the Museum.

Limited places available, book now to secure tickets.

Interested in being part of a research project on Pithead Baths? There will be an optional workshop after the talk to get involved in a project run by Queen’s University Belfast and the Twentieth Century Society.