Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Town Hall
4.5
from £4.63
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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This place is temporarily closed. 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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  • St Peter's Square • 4 min walk
  • Mosley St • 7 min walk
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sue g
Manchester, UK17 contributions
Exquisite for weddings
Jun 2019
My daughter was married here it’s such an amazing venue the architecture is beyond believe, I’m a Mancunian so bias anyway but it blew my mind. It made my daughters wedding day extra special. It’s a must to visit when it reopens.
Written 4 May 2020
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sana a
21 contributions
worth the tour
May 2019
without the tour, i never really understood the point of this building, i would recommend the tour if anyone wants to know more, cant wait till the refurb!
Written 2 February 2020
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RazzyBthefirst
Macclesfield, UK960 contributions
Closed for renovation
Jan 2020
Really impressive neo-gothic architecture, I would be interested to investigate further inside. Unfortunately the building is currently closed for renovation and it looks extensive.
Written 25 January 2020
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Paul F
Lanner, UK1,629 contributions
Imposing architecture
Jan 2020
This is a very imposing place, grand city architecture at its very best. Going through refurbishment at the moment so we are looking forward to it being completed and a re-visit will be in order.
Written 22 January 2020
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NB1957
646 contributions
One of the great examples of civic architecture
Dec 2019
A magnificent building from a time when civic buildings made a statement and architecture from a time when elegance was the driving factor. This impressive building, dominates the attractive Albert Square. Unfortunately due to renovation it will be a while before the main hall is open again to the public. I am told it is not to be miseed.
Written 19 January 2020
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Alan R
Selby, UK22 contributions
Christmas market
Dec 2019 • Couples
Stayed in the Ibis hotel at Piccadilly garden in the centre of city. Fantastic atmosphere with lights and market stalls.
Written 9 January 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,013 contributions
Wish it was open
Jan 2020 • Solo
Due to the renovation work you are unable to go inside. The town hall must be amongst the most impressive civic buildings in the country.
Written 5 January 2020
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Ludmilla
Dublin, Ireland23 contributions
Impressive Architecture
Dec 2019
The build is massive. When we want there were the Marketing Christmas Marketing around but we could see the beautiful of the build.
Written 23 December 2019
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SteveS1970
Coventry, UK6,906 contributions
Refurbishment
Dec 2019 • Solo
I only see this when I visit the Christmas market and was led to believe that it wasn’t going to be on Albert’s square due to the renovations. This was untrue and the market was alive and kicking as big as ever. Lovely building that is probably due its spruce up.
Written 22 December 2019
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK797 contributions
Great building
Dec 2019 • Couples
In November and December, this is the main site for the famous Christmas Markets. The town hall is the backdrop for this great event and is a very impressive building. Parts of it are closed for a major refurbishment, but the Christmas stalls area still open selling a wide variety of foods, drink and wares.
Written 13 December 2019
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