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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
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"christmas market"
in 78 reviews
"afternoon tea"
in 105 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 92 reviews
"clock tower"
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"albert square"
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"the ground floor"
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"mulled wine"
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"victorian architecture"
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"guided tour"
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"amazing architecture"
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"worth a visit"
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"old building"
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"murals"
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"parliament"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Opened in 1877 this truly is a wonderful example of Victorian architecture. Manchester grew in great prosperity due to the cotton trade and this building shows off the opulence off a very wealthy city. It's interior has to be seen and is only overshadowed by...More

Thank MAZIAN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the city and around every corner is history and architecture and this beautiful building is by the far one of the prettiest I’ve seen and a piece of timeless history that simply blows you away! Highly recommend.

Thank James L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Nice building that catches your eyes. We were only outside since it was closed, but it seems to be more to see inside.

Thank Fisksk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice architecture, while in Manchester check it out, similar vibe you'll see in most of Europe but a must see while in Manchester.

Thank Jonathan F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited the town hall as we had seen it on T.V and it looked so interesting, its a magnificent building, well worth a look, there was a wedding going on when we were there and an old double decker bus stood outside, lovely, we...More

Thank Hazel A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful example of period architecture, unfortunately closed for renovation until 2024. Would love to come back and take a tour.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Well i was bored 1 day and my kids asked me can we go out some where so we came here and it was a very good choice i enjoyed it alot as well as my kids.

Thank ChefTaied
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The town hall is the main place for the Christmas Markets in Manchester. The town hall has a large inflatable Father Christmas and is the heart of the city.

Thank Mancs_Travellers
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is an impressive architecture, the building is in the middle of Manchester, 10 minutes walk from Piccadilly train station, 5 minutes to the John Rylands library, very nice restaurants in the area. Also, close to the free buses.

Thank CiprianMR
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

There is signage around the outside of the building directing visitors to a particular entrance. When you get there it is barriered off' with another sign that says 'Shut until 2024'. Very funny.

Thank Andy B
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JulieIrv
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.
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helenmgaskell
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.
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doitforasgard
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!
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