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“Beautiful architectural site”
Review of Manchester Town Hall - CLOSED

Manchester Town Hall
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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 explored due to the refurbishment works.

Hope to go back once refurbishment process is complete.

1  Thank Muhammad A K
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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
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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 am pleased to have such a building in my city of adoption

Thank Mary G
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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
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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 am lucky enough to go to meetings in the boardroom and have also attended concerts and wedding here. When it re opens it is definitely worth a visit, tours take you up to the clock tower and the windows, tiling, carvings etc etc are just stunning. On the ground floor is a cafe serving afternoon teas as well as the usual cafe fare.

Thank GinOla7
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