St George’s Hall: Minton Tile Floor Open to the Public

    Location (with MAP): St George's Hall
    Date/Time: 7 August 2015. - 16 August 2015. 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Event: Art Event - St George’s Hall: Minton Tile Floor Open to the Public
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    Friday 7 – Sunday 16 August 2015

    Entrance fee £2.50

    St George’s Hall to Unveil Its Exquisite Minton Tile Floor
    Visitors to Liverpool’s St Georges Hall will get the rare opportunity to view the spectacular Grade II listed building in all of its remarkable glory this August, as its famous Minton Tiled flooring will once again be unveiled from.

    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 reconstructed.

    Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon said: “The fantastic Minton Tiles at St George’s Hall are always hugely popular with tourists and residents each time they are revealed.

    “The craftsmanship that has gone into the tiles is simply astounding and I would urge anyone who hasn’t yet seen them to go along to St George’s Hall and see these magnificent tiles.”

    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.

    There will also be 1-hour guided Walk the Floor Tours available each day at 10.00 – 11.00 and 16.00 – 17.00 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.

    If that wasn’t enough then why not enjoy a Night on the Tiles; each evening from 18.00 – 21.00 guests will be able to enjoy the rare privilege of being able to “walk” on the world heritage site floor whilst enjoying a free glass of fizz, and there will also be food available to purchase each evening.

    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 infamous Minton Tiled flooring is unveiled from Fri 7 – Sun 16 August.

    For further information please visit www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk.
    EVENT DETAILS
    View St Georges Hall Minton Tiled Flooring
    St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ
    Fri 7 – Sun 16 August 2015
    10.00 – 17.00 Daily (last entry 4pm)
    Entrance Fee: £2.50 (Pay at the Hall)

    Walk the Floor Tours
    St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ
    Fri 7 – Sun 16 August 2015
    10.00 – 11.00 & 16.00 – 17.00 Daily
    £10 per person (pre book at the Heritage Shop)
    Maximum of 40 people per tour.

    Night on the Tiles
    St George’s Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ
    Fri 7 – Sun 16 August 2015
    18.00 – 21.00
    £12 per person (including booking fee)
    To Book: Tickets can be purchased in person at TicketQuarter at Queen Square, Liverpool, or online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk. Alternatively, call 0844 800 0410 to book tickets.