Talk of the Steamie at Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths is hosting a fascinating conference and accompanying exhibition exploring the significance of public wash-houses to working class communities, particularly women, during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Talk of the Steamie will take place on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at Glasgow’s Govanhill Baths, a much loved Edwardian baths that re-opened to the public in 2017.

The event will encompass a day of informative talks from a variety of guest speakers considering the social and cultural significance that public wash houses played in their communities then and the importance of this heritage now. It will also reflect upon the future of women’s health and well-being at a moment in time when Govanhill Baths itself is remodelled into a Health and Well-being Centre.

As part of the conference a new work will be unveiled from critically acclaimed Glasgow theatre maker, Donna Rutherford.

The Talk of the Steamie Exhibition will be open at Govanhill Baths from Wednesday 5 September until Friday 28 September, 10am-5.30pm.

The event is free but ticketed. To book visit