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Market Halls Around The World

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The Market Hall, Peterborough, Ontario

  • Upcoming concert and events at Market Hall
  • Links to our partners and users, as well as information about volunteer opportunities at Market Hall.
  • Contact information for booking an event, the Board of Directors, and the facility itself.
  • A map to the Hall if you are coming from out of town and need directions.
  • Learn all about the history of this great hall located underneath the historic town clock, including how it all began in 1889.


Helsinki Market Hall


The Market Hall in Ackerstrasse, Berlin
The market hall in Ackerstrasse was built in 1888, the sixth of fifteen halls set up by the council to put an end to the “unhygienic ways” of the twenty open-air markets that took place every week. The markets found it difficult to compete with the rapidly developing department stores and the street trade that was already there. Four of them closed down again after 1910 and were used in other ways. The Ackerstrasse market hall is the oldest and the only one which, after historical reconstruction, can be experienced as it was originally.

Market Hall, Munich
The first large market hall to be built of reinforced concrete was most likely Munich’s Grossmarkthalle. Construction was completed in 1912 on this magnificent structure that was built near the the Südbahnhof (South Train Station). It represented a significant step in the expression of the new material due not only to its size (30,000 sqm, 18,000 m of beams and 4,500 m of columns and piles), but also the articulation of the construction as seen in the clerestory windows and end facades.
This market hall was still in use in 1990. It was bombed in WWII and only one of the four majestic halls remains standing. Three flat roofs have been built at a height which allows light to penetrate into the interior to replace the missing frames. The ensemble has clearly lost some of its design strength; but is still worth a visit.


Central Market Hall, Budapest
The spectacular building has been lovingly renovated and sits in all its glory just steps from the Danube on the Pest side, at the foot of the Liberty Bridge (itself a lovely structure). Not only is it beautiful, it is completely wheelchair accessibl and best of all, it is still alive. Plenty of local people shop for their daily fare here undaunted by the hundreds of tourists roaming up and down the aisles.

Central Market Hall – Központi Vásárcsarnok
At the end of the last century the city had five large, roofed markets all of which were built in a very similar style. All five were opened on the same day; the other four are in Rákóczi tér, Klauzál tér, Hunyadi tér and in Hold utca. This is the largest of them (designed by Samu Pecz), along the sides of the 150 metre-long hall there are six aisles. The structure, the lighting and the coldstore were very modern in their time and work even today.


Ashton Market Hall
Ashton received a Royal Charter to hold a market in 1413 though some authorities believe an earlier charter was granted in 1284. The original market was held near the Old Cross, close to St. Michael’s parish church, but was moved to the present site in 1828. The first market hall was demolished and replaced by the present building in 1867, it was enlarged and extended in 1880 and 1930.

Market Hall, Birmingham
The Market Hall was opened in 1834 and was designed by Charles Edge. Markets were a major factor in the early growth of Birmingham, and it attracted the businesses that became crucial to the continued expansion of the town. The Hall had two main entrances, to the Bull Ring and to Worcester Street, which is shown below. Six hundred stalls could be accommodated. Gas lighting was installed, allowing trade to continue after dusk. Rent was a penny per square foot per day. The Market Hall was burnt during the Second World War.

Hall, Bolton

The Market Hall is a refurbished victorian building opened by Queen Elizabeth II on December 1st 1988. It is home to many small independent stalls. There are several butchers and fruiterer, as well as clothing, hardware and pet shops. You will also find a bakery, several gift shops, and a few places to eat. The roof structure is refurbished but retains it’s original design and shape. Ahead leads to the Market Place. It was originally built by Charles Tomkinson in the early 1800’s.

The Carlisle Market Hall
Originally built in 1890, this centre is owned by Carlisle Market Hall Co, and was sympathetically refurbished in 1990. It has 39,000 sq ft of selling space and 44 shops.This is a beautiful and unusual shopping centre, starting life as a Victorian public market, and this style has been maintained, producing a centre that is unique with it’s wrought iron work, shopfronts, and wonderful glass roof giving it an authentic feel of life 100 years ago.

Market Hall, Derby

Market shopping in a Victorian building.The Market Hall has four distinct areas, Balcony, Poultry Market, Fish Market / Lock-up Yard and the Market Hall Shops. Shop in comfort protected from the elements, with cafés where you can rest your feet, a flea market to explore and a warm welcome from all the traders.

The Market Hall, Harborough
The new Market Hall […] was built in 1993 on part of the old site, and the old Bus Station. If you arrive in Harborough by coach, you will end up here. The market is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There is also an Antiques Fair every Sunday.

Market Hall, Llanidloes
Llanidloes was built on a medieval street plan in the form of a cross and the splendid 16th century half timbered Market Hall is the only one of its kind left in Wales. John Wesley preached under it on a number of occassions.

Camden Lock Market Hall, London
Arts and Crafts – there are more than 100 traders selling their goods over the three floors of the Market Hall.

Market Hall Museum, Warwickshire
Market Place, WARWICK, CV34 4SA, UK
Tel: 01926 412500    Fax: 01926 419840

Market Hall, Stockport
Stockport’s unique glass-roofed market hall, beloved of artists, is rightly considered as one of the town’s gems. Its attractive appearance, its many admirers say, adds much to the ‘atmosphere’ of Stockport’s bustling market each Friday and Saturday and attracts many people to the town. Yet the Victorian market hall almost did not survive into the 1990s, for at the beginning of the 1980s the Corporation wanted to demolish it, along with other Market Place buildings.


Confederate Museum, Market Hall, Charleston
Charleston’s Historic Market Hall […] functioned as the home of the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s (U.D.C.’s) Museum from 1890’s until 1989 when damage from Hurricane Hugo extensively damaged the building, forcing the museum to relocate to temporary headquarters at 34 Pitt Street in Charleston. Many experts consider it the 4th. most important collection of Confederate artifacts on Earth.

Pullman Foundation Market Hall, Chicago

The Historic Pullman Foundation was founded in 1973 to serve as a vehicle for preservation and restoration activities within the Pullman Historic District in Chicago, Illinois.

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