The Council and democracy Our Town Hall Project - the transformation

Our Town Hall

The Town Hall closed in January 2018 so that work could begin on the Our Town Hall Project.

At the very heart of the city, Manchester’s Grade 1 listed Town Hall is a much-loved landmark. It's where we gather at important times to honour and celebrate, to welcome visitors and to do business. It’s where we host civic guests, international delegations, Mancunian weddings and special events. It’s where we celebrate those who’ve been awarded the Freedom of the City.

But – having opened in 1877– the building was showing its age. A major update was planned to this architectural masterpiece, to protect and improve it for Manchester and the nation, and lovingly restore it. See the Project Introduction page for more background, including our original film.

See our other pages for updates on recent work, or watch the detailed film (you can also read the transcript) we made in Autumn 2022 that shows some of what's been done so far, what we still have to do and - in particular - share some views of what the building looks like inside at the moment.

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