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This place is temporarily closed. 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...more
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Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
+44 161 234 5000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great town hall. It looks fantastic inside too. The building looks impressive. It also has bells.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

This building is undergoing a massive refurbishment programme and closed for 5 years. However it was interesting to see the architecture and hear the history of the building on our tour.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank triciac890
Reviewed January 9, 2019

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
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

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 November 23, 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 October 27, 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 August 9, 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 August 6, 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 August 1, 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 July 25, 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
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Bruce C
July 24, 2018|
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Response from mikkjel_dag | Reviewed this property |
Well, at the moment the Town Hall is closed permanently, while a big refurbishment is happening. I tried to go there recently (June 2018) and discovered this, and sadly can't remember when it is due to reopen, but we're... More
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Peter J | Reviewed this property |
The last day in Albert Square is 21st December, hope you make the visit before they close.
November 27, 2016|
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Response from Bowerz0176 | Reviewed this property |
Helen, have a look for the Manchester walks web site in the Internet, next visit is due December 7th at 6.30 for the town hall.