The Council and democracy Our Town Hall Project - the transformation

Our Town Hall Project on Display

We’re keen to make sure that we share as much of the ongoing project work as we can, and part of this work will see public displays and exhibitions across Manchester. In addition to the brilliantly informative hoarding panels around the whole site (with the most detailed elements around Albert Square), there are other public displays and plans for more.

We're also arranging a series of Heritage lectures at Central Library, at which you can find out more about some of the skilled and artisan trades involved in the project, and the Artisan Studio in Albert Square has regular demonstrations and presentations too.

Dates: February - June 2024 

On the first floor of Central Library, we’ve curated a series of the display cabinets to show some of the work that's been achieved so far. Our Town Hall Artisans, Trades and Treasures display serves as a visual introduction to the intricate and super-skilled work that is going on behind the scaffolding and building wrap. 

Dates: ongoing 

The Clock Hands Display, Central Library 

We asked our clock experts to let us have one of the four pairs of hands from the iconic Town Hall Clock, so that we could share this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Mancunians and visitors to the library. The hands were removed at the same time as the clock's mechanics, which The Cumbria Clock Company will clean, test and repair before returning our wonderful timepiece to its lofty home.  

Made of copper, the longer second hand is 2.4 metres (7 feet 10ins) long, and the hour hand measures 1.8 metres (5 feet 10ins).  

Find out more about the clock, or read our Press Release about the display. 


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