Delve into the stories, characters and events of the Jubilee Pool in Penzance, from the 1930s through to the 2020s — presented through over 600 images.

Film & Sound

Fascinating interviews and stunning footage in five short films: History, People, Sensory, Events and Aesthetics — plus beautiful animations and other creative responses.

Jubilee Pool Stories book

Book now available!

Jubilee Pool Stories: Reflections on Penzance's Seawater Lido presents a unique exploration of the pool's acclaimed architecture, its role in the lives of local people, and its allure as an internationally-celebrated palace of fun.

In this richly-illustrated investigation the voices of diverse writers, including experts in their fields, are woven together with the stories of people who simply love the pool.

The book can be purchased for £15 from the ticket kiosk at Jubilee Pool during opening times. For further enquires email

This project is made possible with funding by:

Funders logos - Arts Council, Heritage Fund, Tanner Trust, Falmouth University