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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 #9 of 118 attractions in Manchester
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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Cheshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went round as part of an organised tour. (Information from Tourist Information, didn't need to book) Would recommend doing this as their knowledge is excellent and made the visit far more interesting. The whole building is an excellent example of Victorian gothic architecture. The paintings, particularly in the main hall are worth seeing. Tower wasn't open when we went... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

i visited this as part of an interest in arts course exploring great Victorian Manchester.I was quite surprised at my reaction and made me appreciate an historic building which people take for granted and do not understand the significance such an important building said about emerging Manchester at this time .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely architecture, take a trip up the tower but be warned there are a lot of stairs to climb. Special events and exhibitions are held inside and outside in Albert Square throughout the year. Don't miss the Christmas Market presided over by a fibreoptic Santa!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good example of the architecture of the era of Victorian Manchester .You might recognise the interior for famous films !!!The famous historic paintings are definitely worth a view .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

​Depends on when you are visiting and if it's the Pride Big Weekend you may not have time! But, Food: Outside the Gay Village I would recommend many restaurants, but one of my favourites is ​Sasilto in the Nortn Quarter. Inside the Gay Village would be Velvet i​or Taurus ​n the heart of Canal Street. SEE : Theatres - we... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting behind-the-scenes visit to the Town Hall, in which you are taken up to the bell tower and you can see all over Manchester. It's a guided tour bookable via the Town Hall and is definitely worth a look.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Attended the Future Everything hosted at the Town Hall. What a great contrast between he future imagination of the presenters and the Victorian heritage of the surroundings. The main hall is adorned with historic paintings, vaulted ceiling and chandeliers. I would loved to have explored the Hogwartsesque corridors more extensively.

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Bury, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The tour is worthy of taking, but don't just concentrate on the main hall. Wonderful courtyards. Good coffee shop. Remember to look up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Definitely worth seeing! Amazing architecture and while I was visiting there they had these masks on all the statues! Was quite entertaining!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Part of the Manchester Histories Festival, a 2 hour guided tour of this wondrous building. Got to see parts to which the public don't normally have access including the courtyards where they have just finished filming Frankenstein. All very atmospheric. Knowledgable guide from machesterguidedtours.com. HIghly recommended. Regular tours take place throughout the year.

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