Visitors to Liverpool’s St Georges Hall will get the rare opportunity to view the spectacular Grade I listed building in all of its remarkable glory this April, as its famous Minton Tiled flooring will be unveiled from Thursday 13th – Wednesday 19th April 2017.
Amongst the world’s finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor, the handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles were concealed in the 1860s to allow dancing and events at the prestigious venue.
The intricate and exquisite patterned tiled flooring depict the Liver Birds, the Roman god Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents in what was the largest Minton pavement in the world when first constructed.
The Hall will be open daily from 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) where visitors will be able to view Liverpool’s hidden gem and gaze again at the site of the Great Hall in all its original grandeur. Steve Binns, City Historian will also be available daily at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm to provide a detailed insight into the history of The Great Hall.
There will also be 1-hour guided Walk the Floor Tours available each day at 10am-11am and 4pm-5pm in which visitors will learn about the history of the Hall and the famous flooring and then be able to access and walk on the World renowned Minton Tiled floor.
Why not enjoy a night on the tiles? Each evening from 6pm-9pm guests will be able to enjoy the rare privilege of being able to “walk” on the world heritage site floor whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of fizz on purchase of a ticket.
Be sure not to miss this rare opportunity to witness one of the city’s most iconic and grand buildings in all of its original splendour when it’s famous Minton Tiled flooring is unveiled from Thursday 13th to Wednesday 19th April.