Originally to be undertaken with Manchester artist Frederic Shields, Brown was eventually commissioned to complete all twelve of the Town Hall murals depicting scenes from Manchester’s history.
To complete the murals, Brown moved to Manchester from London in 1881, living and working in the city for around 6 years.
The Manchester Town Hall murals will be open to the public especially to coincide with Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer. Public access will be available from 10am – 5pm* on the following Sundays throughout the exhibition:
25 September, 16 October (until 3pm)' 23 October, 30 October, 2 November, 6 November, 20 November, 4 December, 11 December, 18 December, 8 January, 15 January, 22 January, 29 January
*Additional dates will be confirmed and full access details will be regularly updated on this website. There is no admission charge to visit the Great Hall.