An iconic building

History of the building

Our building is the most ambitious Freemasons’ Hall to survive in the North West of England with a lavish interior designed by Percy Scott Worthington. He was strongly influenced by the early 20th century classical revival, designing a confident imposing building in the stripped, classical style that was widely fashionable in the 1920s. Worthington was the architect for Manchester Cathedral; and also Manchester Grammar School, which he designed with Francis Jones.

We have transformed the former Freemasons’ Hall to give it a modern twist, while retaining all its original and Grade II listed features. Many of our imposing rooms retain elements of their Freemasons past; including the Goulborn which has a plasterwork all-seeing eye on the ceiling and chequerboard floor. Virtually untouched before our sensitive refurbishment, Manchester Hall occupies one of the most iconic buildings in the City.

Manchester hall in the press

First look inside Manchester Hall's stunning transformation from an old Freemason's lodge

Manchester Evening News

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5 new bars and restaurant to try this November


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16 Gorgeous New Bars And Restaurants Opening In Manchester

Lovin' Manchester

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Manchester's iconic and grade II listed former freemasons hall set up for VIP unveiling on November 2

Ria Amber Tesia

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Grade II-listed building set to reopen as Manchester Hall


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Manchester’s Iconic former FreeMason’s launches with VIP opening

About Manchester

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Manchester Hall reveals what the masons have been hiding for years!

Viva Magazine

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Grade II Listed former Freemasons Hall & Masons Restaurant now open!

Manchester's Finest

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Revealed: the spectacular former headquarters of Manchester’s freemasons

I Love Manchester

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Masons Restaurant Bar officially opens inside Manchester Hall on 3 November, 2017

The Arts Shelf

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