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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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Impressive building

There was some building work going on on the street outside but this didn't spoil our view of the building. Very impressive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Manchester Town Hall is, arguably, the grandest building in the City Centre, a veritable cathedral celebrating its status as a Victorian Cottonopolis. What a pity, then, that, on the evidence of today's visit, hardly any of it is open to the public. A ground floor room has been turned into a cafe, selling itself as a hidden treasure. Otherwise there... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

There was some building work going on on the street outside but this didn't spoil our view of the building. Very impressive.

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Thank George M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Impressive and large and full of nostalgia. A good place to host a function. Great to photograph if the square is not full of alternative attractions which in my view detrack.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

this is a very beautiful building, we were going to use this for a social event for our conference but unfortunately elections were on. i would reccommend using this venue

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love this building but would like to be able to see more of it! Too much closed off to the general public.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

We got married in the Town Hall and July 2014, so popped in to remind ourselves how beautiful the building is. The Italian inspired splendour never disappoints, beautiful mosaics and soaring vaults. Make sure you visit the and the halls on the first floor, both are stunning.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

Been here a few times, most recently was during the Christmas markets I think. The architecture is stunning and what I have seen of the inside of the building is really interesting and the hallways are so dark and atmospheric, especially in Winter. It's a place where time seems to have stood still, well worth a look for anyone with... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

Amazing architecture and commanding structure, like a number of Victorian buildings in the Manchester area. Manchester Town Hall is one place to visit and tour as it's an easy access and a quick tour is well worth your time. At no cost too!

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is an exceptionally beautiful and imposing Victorian structure, both inside and out. Visitors can enter freely, and roam upstairs, with a Visitor's Badge, and explore the halls and mayor's parlour etc. I would guess that most visitors to the city never enter the building - but they should.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015

Most of what one can see if a pleasure for the eye. Outside, what one can see inside. Make sure one looks up the stairwells (Really nice). Style is known as Gothic Revival. Try the cafe in the foyer.

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