The UK's oldest public outdoor swimming pool in continuous use

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Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

Welcome to Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool. Built in 1869 this unique pool offers the chance to swim in natural spring water heated to an average 27°C (80°F).

Located on the edge of Cirencester Park, there is a 28 metre main pool with slide, seperate children's paddling pool, sunbathing patio as well as hot and cold refreshments. Why not book the pool for a special party?

Press, media, and location filming: Our unique location makes our site is an exceptional outdoor event space which can hired for photo shoots, filming and more. We welcome press and media enquiries (high definition photos available), please contact

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Admission Prices

Adult £4.80
Adult Evening £3.00
Child/Student* £2.80
Youth Evening
(10 - 17 year olds)
Concession £3.00
Spectator £2.80
Family £14.50
10x Adult Admissions £44.00
10x Children Admissions £25.00
10x Concession Admissions £27.00
*Child Available for children aged from 4 to 16 and full time students in possession of a Student pass.
*Concession Available to Senior Citizens on production of proof of State Pension age and for Military with Service ID or Service Dependants pass.

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Opening Hours

Thurs 24th May to Sun 9th Sep

Monday 7.00am - 6:45pm Adult lanes until 9:00 all weekdays all lanes 9.00 - 9.45 Aqua Aerobics (starts 4/6) * Adult evening swim - lanes available 6.45 - 7.45pm
Tuesday 7.30am - 6:45pm Adult lanes until 9:00 all weekdays all lanes - -
Wednesday 7.00am - 6:45pm Adult lanes until 9:00 all weekdays all lanes - Adult evening swim - lanes available 6.45 - 7.45pm
Thursday 7.30am - 6:45pm Adult lanes until 9:00 all weekdays all lanes - -
Friday 7.00am - 6:45pm Adult lanes until 9:00 all weekdays all lanes - -
Saturday 9.00am - 5:45pm - - Party hire all season
Sunday 10.00am - 5:45pm Early 9.00 - 10.00am quiet swim session. Book in advance 16 people max. See below for more details. - -

* Starts on Monday 4th June, 9.00 - 9.45. £5 a session. Suitable for all levels of swimmers.

Mon & Weds lanes available, 6.45 - 7.45pm, £3.00

Early morning, lunchtime, after 5pm and can be requested at other times!


Sunday’s 9am - 10am. This is a pre-bookable quiet swim session for those with specific needs eg those who find crowds difficult or are anxious about being in the water. This is not a general public swim and we would appreciate your support in keeping this quiet session for those who need it most. 16 people maximum per sesssion. Contact pool for more details and booking.

Site closes 15 mins after last swim.

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Please note, in poor weather the pool may close at the discretion of the manager. If in doubt, visit the diary page or call us on 01285 653947 or see our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

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Lifeguards Wanted!

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool is looking for enthusiastic, hard working individuals to join our team for the 2018 season.
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Pool Shoes

Due to the nature of the historic site the pool surround is uneven and pool shoes are recommended   flip flops