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Manchester Town Hall

This grand Victorian Gothic building is best known for its Ford Madox Brown murals that illustrate the rich history of the city and its magnificent Sculpture Hall, full of statues of past Manchester notables. The original mosaic floors of the building feature the well-known symbol of Manchester, the worker bee. The building was completed in 1877 and it's notable clock tower stands at 280 feet (85m). You may recognize the Town Hall from the silver screen, it has had appearances in Sherlock Holmes, Victor Frankenstein, and The Darkest Hour. Following it's 140th birthday in 2017, the Town Hall will be closed to the public until 2024 while it is lovingly restored.