Guided Tours of the Town Hall is arranged by Manchester Visitor Centre. The Town Hall has a spectacular interior as well as a striking exterior. It features Ford Madox Brown's masterpiece—the Great Hall which has 12 large murals. It also showcases the vaulted corridors, tile mosaic work, and the three stone spiral staircases. Call Manchester Town Hall for more details.
- Nearest Train: Manchester Oxford Road
- Venue Description:
The Town Hall was opened in 1877 and with its imposing Gothic-style facade is one of the city's major landmarks. One of its courtyards , complete with cobbled pavement and gas lamps , has frequently been used for television costume dramas. The interior with its wonderful sweeping staircase is just as formidable while the Great Hall contains a selection of paintings by Ford Madox Brown. Guided tours are available on request and rooms can be hired out , book signings, church meetings and old fashioned tea dances all take place here from time to time. Check website for more information.