Manchester Town Hall, Manchester

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Manchester Town Hall is considered one of the best examples of Gothic revival architecture in the world. The ominous walls have seen many a mayor pass under their stone and stained glass. Names of the mayors who have taken office since 1838 are inscribed on the skylight in the landing. Look down at the mosaic floor depicting cotton flowers visited by bees. The Great Hall is decorated with the Manchester Murals, which illustrate the city's history. The building's most recognizable feature is the Great Abel clock tower, rising over 87 m (285 ft) above the rooftops. Use our Manchester trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Manchester Town Hall and other attractions in Manchester.
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  • Beautiful example of period architecture, unfortunately closed for renovation until 2024. Would love to come back and take a tour.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • The Manchester Town Hall, although is now closed for refurbishment, is quite eye-catching; Both externally and internally. It hosts an elegant cafe, but unfortunately the service is very poor. If you book a wedding in their conference rooms however, you'll be treated like royalty. They also host the notorious Manchester Christmas Market each year and that fills to the brim with customers, both local and national. And of course there are the many businesses selling supplements and hand crafted items, many of which had travelled across Europe to be there. Many are turned away due to not having enough space to accommodate them. Instead, they are put on a waiting list. It is a building of sophistication, and is well maintained.
  • Manchester City council is doing a decent job. They’re not the most efficient or the quickest, but those working there do care and I’ve witnessed good service from them for as long as I’ve lived in the city. We need to continue to become more ambitious as the city moves forward.
  • Really beautiful hall steeped in local history and a great place to host an event. We had the company Christmas party here and it was excellent. The food was cooked to perfection and served by great staff with the kind of precision and care you don't often see these days. Even posh Aunt Mabel wont be disappointed!
  • A nice building in the center of Manchester. A must visit in the area + nice restaurants near the location + probably all the attractions are walk away from this historical building.
  • Sorry it is closing for seven years. It was a really good experience the open day. Glad i went.
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