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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hall” (68 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (104 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
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+44 161 827 7661
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"great hall"
in 68 reviews
"christmas market"
in 77 reviews
"afternoon tea"
in 104 reviews
"sculpture hall"
in 37 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 92 reviews
"clock tower"
in 31 reviews
"working building"
in 20 reviews
"albert square"
in 48 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 46 reviews
"victorian architecture"
in 15 reviews
"mulled wine"
in 15 reviews
"guided tour"
in 39 reviews
"main hall"
in 19 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 15 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 33 reviews
"old building"
in 12 reviews
"murals"
in 50 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 6 days ago

an amazing place to visit, lovely stalls and beautiful gifts to buy at christmas...the scenery as fnatastic.

Thank juliepotch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I was able to tour this listed building , currently closed for renovation. So often used in films as the Houses of parliament each area has individual beauty.

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday 5th November. Its is always good to go and have a look at this imposing building. Built to show what an important City Manchester is. Spend sometime walking around the building both inside and out, best doing it during normal business hours...More

1  Thank Michael-4551
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Market around the town hall is the largest Christmas market in Manchester. With all the shopping, food, and desserts around it's a good night out! There is something for everyone and it's beautiful!! <3

Thank Ayushi S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing buildings that I have ever encountered. The architecture is stunning and it looks absolutely beautiful at Christmas time.

Thank jamesmichaelokeeffe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well inside is quite beautiful because is it an old construction and I like it. Unfortunately I could not see more because I went to a friend graduation there

Thank Jéssica Carina F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not upset .....but the building is closed to visitors for the next six years... so I’m Simply posting a message to inform others. There’s plenty of other attractions to see! I will put a 1 score so that viewers get to know. I went...More

2  Thank Ojonesyo_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went recently on the last day before they close for major a major refurb/essential maintenance. It is quite an amazing building both in and out. Sorry but you will have to wait a bit to get inside !

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a splendid building for lovers of architecture and history. Great memories of visits for many years to this place and keep coming back for more. Great for functions, meetings and major meetings - ideal for any ages if the interest is architecture.

Thank Totalpost
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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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