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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had custody of my son for the weekend so I decided to take him out in the big city. One of the stops was Manchester Town Hall, we didn't actually go inside as I was really leathered (I have been hitting the bottle a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank InspectorTMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location and setting of this magnificent piece of neo-gothic architecture, facing Albert Square to the north, and Saint Peters Square to the south, with the Cenotaph, correctly positioned,dedicated to those,we should never forget, facing its southern entrance. Cruickshank described it as " arguable, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary H
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Great day out. Lots of various stalls Enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere. Plenty of different eating places with beers mulled wines and hot drinks.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Theresa E
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank charleyluke
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kristineclark
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Muhammad A K
Reviewed 1 August 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank coddywill
Reviewed 25 July 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mary G
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DenisL90ZH
Reviewed 23 July 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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