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Manchester Town Hall

Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
+44 161 827 7661
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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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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
+44 161 827 7661
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Reviewed yesterday

To experience the full beauty and mind boggling appreciation of this building you would have to embark on one of the guided tours that operate at certain times and days..Book in advance to be sure that you are not wasting a journey.

Thank kevin m
Reviewed 2 days ago

An enormous imposing building of character, civic gravitas and Gothic Revival magnificence. Explore the outside as well as the inside. Numerous busts, statues and sculptures adorn the corridors and hallways and stand as tribute to local worthies and Manchester's heritage. Remarkable staircases, ceilings, windows and...More

Thank decline421
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just visiting from the US...very impressive building. It was nearly closing time but were we able to roam around an little and get the feel . The architure was impressive and it was kept in very good condition.

Thank Sonia G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice focal point in the centre of town, local landmark and sitting overlooking the square and in beautiful condition, look shreat at night lit up

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enormous building, quite a long walk through the maze of corridors from the Sculpture Bar to the toilets. A Neo Gothic marvel, sadly also the place where the Brexit was announced.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the cafe in the Town Hall because I had read very good reviews. I was not disappointed. The service was courteous and fast; the facility was very comfortable and the surrounding were like nothing you had seen before. A must see for any visitor.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This very impressive Building is an absolute must visit when you are in Manchester. It is located in the center of the city.

Thank Renato G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish we could have done a tour of the building, but even just moseying around the foyer area allows one to marvel the opulence of the building. Highly recommended.

Thank skiesboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The serves Manchester well. At Christmas it's an extension of the Christmas Markets. We looked at this venue for our wedding, however as it was retracted for disables access, it was a no go. Having said that the ceremony room and the reception room it...More

Thank peachmbm2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

worth a visit as was all of the attractions nice walk around the outside viewing the architecture of the fine building

Thank WELSHMAN1949
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11 December 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.
27 November 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.
26 July 2015|
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Response from Les H | Reviewed this property |
It's ours and free. Just smile and be pleasant if there are no meetings on you may be lucky!