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Address: Lloyd Street | Albert Square, Manchester City Council, Manchester M60 2LA, England
Phone Number:
+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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Xmas Visit

Fantastic Building if you have visited and been given a tour. We visited over the xmas period for the xmas market. The building itself is an important icon of Manchester where... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic Building if you have visited and been given a tour. We visited over the xmas period for the xmas market. The building itself is an important icon of Manchester where many public events happen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with my daughter for a look around and also lunch. Beautiful surroundings, lovely choice of food, lovely cups saucers cutlery, proper napkins, service excellent, worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit particularly if you can get on a guided tour and have all the symbols and statues explained. It makes your Mancunian heart swell with pride. The building and its courtyard are often used in films and TV programmes to double up as the Houses of Parliament as in the Meryl Streep film about Margaret Thatcher's rise... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch in their super cafe. Excellent customer service, clean, food delicious.The surroundings are fabulous, as the all Victorian buildings are, very relaxing atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing to not like, it has great architecture, the building seems well maintained, the catering was tasty and well presented and the table service excellent. I am not sure how the experience would be in other circumstances but they do a very impressive wedding service.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a few minutes to spare after visiting the Manchester City Library next door, it's worth popping into the Town Hall Extension, just to see the revamped Rates Hall (I know, that sounds weird...).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Albert Square is iconic and a great tourist stop off in Manchester. It has a nice panorama for pictures and is architecturally stunning. I am not sure what facilities are available inside the Town Hall but I went in to admire the building. It's free entry and there is usually something going on. At Christmas they had an amazing market... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After considering several venues for our wedding in Dec 2016, we chose Manchester Town Hall, predominantly because of the wonderful architecture, the comprehensive packages they offered and the ability to easily cope with our size (180 guests for the day and a further 60 for the evening). From the beginning to the end, the staff at the town hall and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice building, worth popping into if your in the area. Free entry. We visited when a wedding was taking place, very nice!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a magnificent building both inside and out, everyone visiting Manchester should try and include it in their itinerary.

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