ONE of Liverpool’s rarely seen gems is being unveiled this weekend.
The exquisite Minton Floor in St George’s Hall will be on public display for two weeks from Saturday January 7.
It is the first time in three years the mosaic has been uncovered and put on show to the public.
Consisting of 30,000 hand crafted rare tiles, the immaculately preserved surface depicts the city’s coat of arms, sea nymphs, boys on dolphins and other sea creatures.
The Minton floor tiles are usually concealed beneath wooden flooring which covers the Great Hall.
The mosaic was covered in the 1860s to provide a more hardwearing surface for dancing and has only been unveiled a handful of times since.
Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Frank Prendergast join a specialist team to help them uncover the floor, before its unveiling to the public.