Next tour: Monday 15 February 2021, 5.30pm.
Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.
Meet: On your computer!
Manchester Town Hall – the full tour on Zoom!
Yes, while England’s greatest town hall is closed for renovations (reopening 2024) come with us on this ingenious alternative.
Ed Glinert, who has conducted more actual tours of Manchester Town Hall than any other guide and is about to publish a detailed book on the building, will be hosting this virtual Zoom tour.
This means we can enter every grand reception room, take in the awesomeness of the Great Hall, peruse the Ford Madox Brown murals, descend to the cobbled undercroft, marvel at the Gothic architecture, explain the religious symbolism, identify the statues, monitor the political set-up, recall the fascinating history…and without having to miss out key stops because a meeting room has been booked out.
This offers so much more than was covered in the old tours – and all from the comfort of your own laptop!
* Soon you’ll be able to buy Ed Glinert’s wonderful new book, “Manchester Town Hall: The First 140 Glorious Years”.
Manchester’s municipal palace, in all its grand Gothic glory, comes alive with a tour devised by Ed Glinert, author of Penguin’s The Manchester Compendium.
This is the de-luxe tour – from the towering spires on the skyline to the mosaics on the foyer floor; from the flowing cotton tendrils in the state rooms to the ouroborus snake at the entrance; from the missing statue in the empty niche of the Great Hall to the tale of John Wycliffe’s bones defining the fifth Ford Madox Brown mural.