The new Mounts Baths swimming changing area is now open!


Take a walk through our new light, bright, fresh and accessible changing area at Mounts Baths with Area Manager Danielle.






Northampton Borough Council (NBC) in partnership with Northampton Leisure Trust (NLT) and with the support of Sport England, Swim England and Northamptonshire Sport has made considerable improvements to Mounts Baths swimming changing rooms.

Opened in 1936, Mounts Baths is an iconic facility, one of only two art deco facilities in the country.  The centre has many of its original features and is a listed designated Grade II building, a principal reason for its listing is that it’s a particularly good example of a Modern Movement swimming pool. NLT is a member of the Historic Pools of Britain Association which supports projects which protect and restore historic pools. 

We asked for customer feedback on Mounts Baths changing facilities and are confident the new design meets the needs of all of our customers. The new communal open plan changing area meets the Sport England specification based on its experience and extensive customer research.  


map marker What's in the new changing area?

Buggy Park

Refundable £1 coin buggy locks are situated in the changing area entrance foyer. Customers are asked to park and lock their buggies here to help keep the main changing area clean.



We now have 124 refundable £1 coin lockers which are significantly larger in size. Locker keys are on wristbands with inward folding keys. Should you misplace your locker locker key please notify a member of staff, please note all lockers will be emptied at the end of each day.


Changing Cubicles

The changing area is a communal space which provides lockable cubicles of varying sizes to meet the differing needs of our customers. All cubicles are provided with benches and coat hooks. We have:

  • 18 cubicles for one person changing
  • 20 cubicles for two person changing
  • 5 family changing cubicles with baby change units, one of which is also available for disabled changing with adapted bench and hooks

Please do not leave your belongings in cubicles, use the lockers provided.


Changing Places


This changing facility complies with the Sport England specification and meets the needs of those users who are disabled and require assistance with a hoist. The hoist can be used for toileting and showering. There is also an adjustable sink and an adjustable bed which is moveable when a person is showering.



Please speak with a member of staff if you wish to use this facility. They will be able to unlock the door and provide you with a sling for the hoist. Please  use the lockers provided to store belongings and return the sling to reception after use.


Disabled Changing & Toilets

There is a disabled toilet with shower, which is lockable from the inside. Please use the lockers provided to store belongings.


Group Changing

There are two large group changing areas with benches, hooks and baby changing.

  • The former Penguin changing area is now for males with children under 8
  • The former Seals changing area is now for females with children under 8

These areas will also be used by schools and for swimming lessons in the teaching pool.

The signage on the door is interchangeable, so customers will be aware of what session is taking place.



We have male and female toilets centrally located by the pool entrance / exit and an additional toilet accessible to all close to the group changing rooms.



We now have 5 non gender specific lockable shower cubicles which include towel hooks and anadditional 10 open showers.  Customers must keep their swimwear on when using the open showers.


Vanity Area

The vanity area is located in the main corridor and has six hairdryers for customers to use free of charge.


Entrance to Poolside

As recommended by Sport England, customers will be guided by the barriers / railings to the shallow end of the pool.

Towel hooks are also now available on poolside.


Energy Efficiency

We have installed new energy efficient lighting, heating and drainage systems.


Improved Swimming Pool Water Quality

We have renewed pipework to both swimming pools and installed a UV disinfection system which will further improve the water quality and overall swimming experience.


map marker General Information

Toilets, cubicles and shower areas – There are hooks for customers to hang their towels, toiletries and bags.

Overshoes - Customers should wear overshoes in the changing area and on poolside. Dispensers are located throughout.

Signage – There is signage within the changing area to guide customers.