Manchester Town Hall, visit
This masterpiece of Victorian Neo-Gothic architecture is the headquarters of Manchester City Council and various local political institutions. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, Manchester Town Hall was completed in 1877.
This Manchester classic, a veritable treasure is remarkable both for its architecture, which revives the Gothic style (admire the beautiful clock tower) for its interiors including the Sculpture Hall, which houses statues of the most important Manchester notables.
But it is probably the Great Hall that draws most attention. Some have even described it as one of the most beautiful Gothic spaces in Europe. The glass panels allow natural light to enhance the many supporting arches. Some parts of the building are open to the public, but it's necessary to join a guided tour to see all the treasures.
Hall of sculptures and café are open from 9am to 5pm.
Guided tours are available
Manchester Town Hall