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Address: Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
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+44 161 827 7661
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed...

This neo-Gothic masterpiece was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1887. At the front main entrance sits a statue of the Roman Governor, Agricola, founder of the original fort of Mamuciam, from which the city began. The building dominates Albert Square.

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Marvellous architecture.

The town hall is a wonderful example of Victorian Neo-Gothic architecture. Not many areas of the building are open to the public without a visitors pass. This is not a problem as... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The town hall is a wonderful example of Victorian Neo-Gothic architecture. Not many areas of the building are open to the public without a visitors pass. This is not a problem as the passes are readily available from the reception desk. The pass allows you to visit to magnificent rooms and halls on the first floor. The Great Hall is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

quick visit and coffee in lounge - want to go back and enjoy it more! perfect for a casual business meeting!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt that Waterhouse's superb Town Hall is the most imposing and impressive of all Britain's city halls, chambers, civic centres and Town Halls. There are some other really good ones, but nothing to surpass this edifice on Albert Square that is at the centre of this great region. Used famously to portray the Palace of Westminster in... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manchester Town Hall is amazing architecturally from the outside as you walk towards it and the inside is just good.

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour of the town hall with New Manchester Walks. Our guide was very informative and I found out many, many things for the first time about the city I have lived in all my life. Excellent morning and would highly recommend a visit before the re ferb!

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Forest Hill, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a walk by but definitely worth the walk. The building and surrounding area are beautiful. Loved the fountain!

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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Manchester Town Hall for lunch. It was actually the only thing that we could do there. The entire building is a working town hall and there were meetings and hearings going on everywhere. The only place accessible to the public was the restaurant and the toilets (if you are willing to risk the labyrinth to get to... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding here last year in July. It was the perfect wedding venue. We couldn't have asked for more.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fabulous building with a great architect. Pity we couldn't go in on the sat morning we had available due to a private function.Nice squares adjacent

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Umea, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks really similar to westminster in London but in a little town square. Did not go inside but still fun to see.

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