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Conserving Our Town Hall’s heritage: Pulling out all the stops – restoring the Town Hall organ



Manchester Town Hall has been closed since January 2018 for an extensive restoration programme that will repair and upgrade the building to modern standards. The work will include the conservation of many heritage features. Our series of Heritage Lectures aims to shine a light on some of the fascinating work that’s been going on behind the scenes.

We’ve already heard about the work on our paintings, mosaic flooring, clock and stained-glass windows; now it’s time to turn our attention to the restoration of the magnificent organ in the Great Hall.

As an important part of the Our Town Hall project, the organ will be restored as its builder (Cavaillé-Coll) originally intended. The work will be undertaken jointly, by Nicholson & Co of Malvern, and Flentrop Orgelbouw, of the Netherlands.

Andrew Caskie, Managing Director of Nicholson & Co, will deliver this lecture.

Join us in Central Library for a chance to hear direct from the organ building firms involved and find out just what it’s like to bring 21st century conservation skills to the Our Town Hall Project. The lecture is free to attend but please book your place.


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