Mayor's Reception Room

This room is designed for meeting, greeting, and impressing guests.

The Mayor's Reception Room at Rochdale Town Hall.

Together, these rooms are the ‘Mayoral Suite’, the place where mayors and councillors conducted the everyday business of the borough.

Without a mayoral invitation, it’s unlikely you would have been allowed in. The room was used for official dinners and was known as the Mayor’s Dining Room. It had a large table that could seat up to 20, which was from the Council Chamber.

The elegant style of the room and its rich decor reflects the role of the mayor. It feels more like a home than a place of work, and the decoration shows how Victorians valued the natural world for its health benefits.

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