St George’s Hall’s exquisite Minton tiled floor is going on annual show to the public this month.
The floor, which is made up of more than 30,000 Minton tiles and is sunken below the outside borders of the great hall, will be on public display from August 3-12.
It was concealed in the 19th century to allow dancing and events at the grade I listed Lime Street landmark.
The tiles were handcrafted at the famous Minton factory in Stoke-on-Trent, and if you take a close look you can see Liver Birds, tridents, dolphins and the Roman god Neptune among the images depicted on them.
During the last century, the Minton floor was only uncovered a handful of times. But it has become an annual tradition since St George's Hall reopened a decade ago.
In 2015, restoration was carried out to repair some of the tiles.
The floor will be open from 10am to 5pm each day, with last entry at 4pm. Entrance is £3 and free for under 16s.
A special guided tour by former city historian Steve Binns will take place for an hour from 11am each day (except Sunday). Tickets are £6 per person.
In addition, there are also two tours where people have the chance to walk on the floor itself. The bespoke Walk the Floor Tour is £12, and the out-of-hours Night on the Tiles is £14, including a glass of fizz.
For more information and to book tickets, visit the St George’s Hall website HERE.