St George’s Hall prepares for annual reveal

Liverpool’s St George’s Hall will uncover its spectacular Minton Tiles this week.

From Saturday 2 August to Wednesday 13 August ONLY, visitors to the famous hall will be able to see the magnificent tiles for the first time this year.

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Erica Kemp will be one of the first of many to see the stunning tiles, she said: “The annual floor reveal never fails to attract a huge response from visitors.

“I hope that this year proves to be just as successful.”

Minton Tiles on display until Wednesday 13 August 2014.

Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon said: “I know from previous years that each time the tiles in the Great Hall are revealed they attract huge numbers of visitors and I am hoping this this year is no exception.

“Many of our visitors will have been here recently to see the giant grandma and will no doubt be surprised to see underneath the floor where she lay are these amazing displays of craftsmanship.

“I hope we can encourage many people as possible to make another visit to the Great Hall to see the wonderful Minton Tiles, they will not be disappointed.”

The floor consists of 30,000 hand crafted tiles, many depicting the world famous Liver Bird along with Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents.

Minton tile 024                             Liver Bird Minton Tile at St George's Hall

The tiles can be viewed daily from 10am – 5pm with the last admission at 4.30pm every day. There is a small admission charge of £2.50 for adults, under 16s are free. There will also be guided tours charged at £3.50 per person and Walk the Floor Tours at 10.15am and 3pm daily and are charged at £10 per person.

Tours and Booking information

Walk on Floor Tour
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to ‘Walk on the Minton floor’ by joining one of our daily walk on floor tours, £10 per person – includes free guidebook. Daily at 10.15am and 3pm

• Entrance via Heritage Centre, St Johns Lane
• Open to the public from 10am – 5pm (last ticket 4.30pm)
• Admission into the Great Hall £2.50 per person (under 16’s free)
• Guided Tours 11am & 12.30pm each day – £3.50 per person conducted by City Historian Steve Binns MBE
• Walk the Floor Tours, 10.15am & 3pm each day – £10.00 per person

For more information please visit http://liverpoolcityhalls.co.uk/st-georges-hall/your-visit/ or call 0151 233 3020