Exterior view of Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester

Minshull Street Crown Court

Once known locally as the the City Police Courts, the now-dubbed Minshull Street Crown Court, is a complex warren of court buildings found on (surprise, surprise) Minshull Street in Manchester. Designed in 1867–73 by the architect Thomas Worthington, this Grade II listed building has seen the very worst and the very best of humanity. Come along for the only time you’re likely to be in a court without something having gone awry.


  • Car park – No
  • Refreshments – No
  • Accessible toilets – Yes
  • Baby change facilities – Yes
  • Free Wi-Fi – No

Access information

The building is wheelchair accessible and has lift access. The court itself has wheelchair viewing areas, but please note that spaces are limited so we would be grateful if you could let us know if you require a wheelchair space when booking your tickets.

Getting there

By tram: the nearest tram stops are Piccadilly and Piccadilly Gardens

By bus: Piccadilly Gardens bus station is less than a 2-minute walk away

By car: there are several car parks in the surrounding area, including the National Car Parks Limited off Minshull Street and NCP Major Street (between Minshull Street and Aytoun Street)

By train: the nearest train station is Piccadilly Gardens, which is a 2-minute walk away (cross over the pedestrian bridge, past the Doubletree Hilton and follow the tram lines. You’ll see the court as you cross the road


Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, M1 3FS

Telephone: 0161 954 7500

Email: crownoffice@manchesterminshullstreet.crowncourt.gsi.gov.uk

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Accessibility information