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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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Beautiful building.

Lovely building. Went during the Christmas markets when the town hall hosts Xmas stalls. We had an afternoon tea in the main hall.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Nantwich,England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely building. Went during the Christmas markets when the town hall hosts Xmas stalls. We had an afternoon tea in the main hall.

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to get a tour of part of the town hall as part of a wedding fayre. The whole building is steeped in history but the rooms on the first floor have fantastic coats of arms and depictions from history

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This town hall Gothic building has great detail and just around the corner from the new library building!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After tripadvisor recomendation i was expecting much more than i found. Town Hall with some sculptures but not as magnificent as internetowa promising

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having frequent foreign visitors Manchester Town Hall is always on my must see list. Well worth the fee for the guided tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Manchester for the weekend a few weeks before Christmas. As I was staying close to the Town Hall i visited it a few times. It is a huge, neo-Gothic building and it is simply stunning, both inside and out. It reminded me of the lovely Town Hall in Munich, or the one in Vienna, though I think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another stunning building! Architecture is very similar to John Rylands. The only disappointment is that access is very limited but the sculpture gallery is perfect for a drink and the afternoon tea is excellent and charming. If you're a tourist I would at least recommend stopping by and having a cup of tea!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can visit for free the first level, where they have an interesting statue gallery. Rather dark inside, but it makes you fall into the atmosphere of old times. They have also a cafeteria, serving breakfast and lunch, with a display of 2-3 local cakes. The architecture is gothic, beautiful and renovated. It is majestic, very big, and has a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a client supplier day, comprising of an afternoon conference and an evening meal and awards presentation and thought the venue was historic and very impressive. The place is full of character from the granite stairs to the high ceilings, alabaster fireplaces and period features. The rooms were big, the atmosphere was terrific and the food and catering was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 17 of us were led on a guided tour of perhaps the city's most magnificent building by John Alker, a passionate Mancunian, who was also humorous, enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable about the city's architecture, its great and the good, and of course, the Town Hall. The tour lasted 90 minutes and was consistently interesting. Many of the rooms are... More 

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