Go behind the scenes of Manchester’s Town Hall

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Explore the spectacular staterooms and corridors of the Victorian gothic-style Manchester Town Hall.

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The grandeur of Manchester Town Hall is revealed on one of the regular tours run by qualified guides. When you enter the building from Albert’s Square you are greeted by imposing marble figures of two of the city’s most esteemed scientists: physicist James Joule, and the man who split the atom, John Dalton.

Once inside the imposing building, don’t be surprised if it looks familiar as it’s regularly used as a double for the Houses of Parliament for filming. You may have spotted it in films such as The Iron Lady and Sherlock Holmes. There are many quirky features to spot, from the mosaic pattern of bees on the floor outside the Great Hall, to the Ford Madox Brown murals. A trip to the Town Hall really brings home Manchester’s pivotal role in shaping the history of the country and the world.

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