Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom on Liverpool Town Hall - Stock Image

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Statue of Minerva, the Goddess of Wisdom. She is on top of Liverpool Town Hall, the third to have been built on or near the site. The first was built in 1515, while the second was built in 1673.

The Town Hall as we know it today was built in 1754 based on a design by John Wood of Bath. It was gutted by fire in 1794, but was built and restored over the following years. Further restoration work took place between 1993 and 1995.

The Statue if 10 feet high and mounted on the dome on the roof. The statue was designed by Felix Rossi, who was sculptor to George IV, and is covered in gold leaf.

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