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The focal point of Albert Square
The Manchester Town Hall was completed in 1887—the total cost of this neo-Gothic architecture—one million pounds. It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse to honor the town’s success, and its painted murals by Ford Madox Brown execute the telling of the tales of Manchester’s past.
The Manchester Town Hall includes a bell tower rising over 280 ft or nearly 90m into the air above the town, helping the structure take over Albert Square. A statue of Roman Governor Agricola is located at the entrance. The interior is elaborately decorated and includes a hammer-beam roof as well as a mosaic floor of “bees”, symbolizing Manchester’s industrial nature. The Town Hall is a backdrop for local events and celebrations that now take place at Albert Square. Call in advance to make arrangements for a guided tour.
Manchester Town Hall
Lloyd St Manchester , Manchester
Phone: 0871 222 8223
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 10a -5:15pm; Guided tours available by reservation
Price: Cost money