Don’t miss this rare chance to explore behind-the-scenes at Manchester Town Hall in one of a special series of guided tours. Click for more information and to book.
The tours will reveal some of the elements of the building which are now in need of urgent repair. The Town Hall turns 140 years old this year and while it remains structurally sound, it is showing its age, with major work required for the 19th century building to be brought up to modern access and safety standards, while ensuring that its many heritage features are sensitively preserved.
Councillor Bernard Priest, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Manchester Town Hall is one of the nation’s greatest buildings and increasing its use by residents and visitors alike is a key objective of the Our Town Hall project. As well as protecting it for the long-term future, we must also enable more people to access it, and these tours are offered in that spirit.
“The building is a Manchester icon and we know many people care deeply about both its history and future. These tours with Manchester’s Blue and Green Badge Guides will allow residents to see for themselves many of the Town Hall’s beautiful features, but also to find out more about the complex, often specialist work which is required to safeguard the future of this Grade I-listed building.”
Tickets are available here for £2.50 per person plus a booking fee. Charges are to cover administration costs and guide fees, but have been subsidised by Manchester City Council