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Manchester Town Hall

Lloyd St, Manchester M60 2LA, England (Manchester City Centre)
0871 222 8223
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As featured in 3 days in Manchester
Ranked #17 of 127 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
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,... more » 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit to the town hall and each time access to the floors and rooms has been different. This time we were lucky enough to be able to explore all floors...Amazing gothic architecture, spiral staircases, very old leaded windows and painted wooden ceilings. People stood / sat at help desks on the first two floors but left... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We kind of stumbled on this building while wandering Manchester and thought, hey, looks cool, and it's the city hall, so they must allow visitors. It was definitely worth the stop. The building itself from outside is very impressive - much more so than you'd expect from a city Manchester's size. Inside, there's really only one long hallway you're allowed... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was a surprise as I was not aware that you could visit this venue but we were allowed to have a good wonder around and go into rooms that were not being used . a worthwhile visit

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The architecture was very nice but I though it was rather untifdy. Things were left lying around and there was no clear instructions of where to go. Also there was not a lot of information about the Town Hall, I think that would have been helpful. It would definitely not be my first thing to see if I were Manchester... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had actually not planned to visit the Manchester Town Hall. However, on our walk to the Manchester Museum, Google maps brought us by the Town Hall. The facade was impressive, so we decided to pop by. The front door had 2 statues flanking it just inside. They were statue of Dalton on the left and Joule on the right... More

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After many years of living in and around Manchester I finally decided to take advantage of visiting the centre for the weekend and book to take the tour of the Town Hall. The tour costs £7 and lasts around an hour and a half. We had about 15 people on our tour. What a fantastic opportunity to see this magnificent... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you like Neo-Gothic architecture then you'll love the town hall. It is a working building so we didn't spend a lot of time there but just have a wander around the main entrance area and look at the carvings!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Interior from a classic age, and often has interesting exhibition's inside ,but did not like the restricted viewing .

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Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Visited by accident, we were amazed at this victorian gothic gem. The architecture is wonderful, the mural ceiling spectacular. We asked for a pass to visit the upstairs, this was free and allowed us to see the bee mosaic which gave Manchester it's symbol.

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We dropped into Manchester Town Hall, having read previous reviews. It is an incredible building! We had afternoon tea there as well, which was excellent. You really must go there!

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