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Manchester Town Hall - CLOSED

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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
+44 161 827 7661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Underrated and beautiful wedding venue in city centre- easy to find and lost of hotels nearby. Beautiful architecture, and food is excellnt, far beyond what you would expect from a council run venue.

Thank charleyluke
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If you look at one piece of art in Manchester, make it the Ford Maddox Ford murals in the Town Hall - just stunning!

Thank kristineclark
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited on 31 July 18. Unfortunately, it was closed for public entries due to ongoing refurbishment. It will open in 2024, so long way to go. From outside, it is stunning looking building incorporating Victorian gothic style design. Frustratingly, even better designed interiors couldn't be...More

1  Thank Muhammad A K
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Access is restricted but it is still worth seeing inside. If you are lucky and you go one day if you are allowed to enter, I recommend having a coffee inside of it.

Thank coddywill
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is a beautiful building, now closed for major works. It is, when open, a working building which explains why it is not possible to allow public access to the whole of the building when it was open.I am not a mancunian by birth, but...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful building. Currently under construction. It‘s right by the tram stop „ St Peter‘s Square“.

Thank Denis L
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Hard to believe that that there were plans to demolish this in the post war clean up! phew! stunning building, payed for by a collective of philanthropists from the industrial revolution era. Currently closed for refurbishment to prevent a bill as big as parliaments. I...More

Thank GinOla7
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a beatiful building. Unfortunately, it is bein restored, thus closed. It will be opened until 2024

1  Thank Mariela B
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Manchester Town Hall is impressive from the outside with fine architecture. However, the only part open to the public is the enquiries section main entrance. What we did see was again fine interior architecture and we plan to go to the next public open day

Thank edwardbear80
Reviewed June 26, 2018

One of the biggest Christmas markets in Europe in every December. The venue is great to meet friends who will have a beer and sausage.

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