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Manchester Town Hall

Lloyd St, Manchester M60 2LA, England
0871 222 8223
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Ranked #15 of 126 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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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

absolutely fantastic, beautiful building and very well run, we had a great time at my nieces wedding, Katie & Gareth Rees

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Worth a view and free. Open all day in the week and quite breathtaking. A bit like the Houses of Parliament

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Bury
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Well worth a visit if you are in Manchester. You can book guided tours which are very informative and although home to the City Council it retains all of its original features.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Gorgeous buildings and friendly people but be careful about people trying to nab your stuff and the police were not very useful!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

my husband works here so curiosity got the better of me and i infojust had to go and have a peek, you can smell the authority this place holds to Manchester, highly polished floors,information is a plenty, go have a look and see where tax payers money really goes all the lighting is enough on its own to cause global... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am the exibiter in the hall, its very beautifull and historical hall,I passed three days in that hall, the inside of hall is very attractive and historical, every one who go in manchester he must visit it,

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice place where you can spend your free time or for sightseeing. You should take a selfie, it's totally worth it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took a tour of his beautiful and interesting building whilst we had a Canadian couple visiting. It was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint, I must have walked past this building hundreds of times and not realised how fascinating and interesting it is, I would definitely recommend anyone visit this.

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North West
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

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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