Crumlin Road Gaol
The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845 and closed it's doors as a working prison in 1996. After extensive renovations the gaol has re opened as a visitor attraction and conference centre.
Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site from when women and children were held within it's walls through to the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.
During the tour of the gaol you will be taken by your tour guide to visit the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, you will get a chance to sit in the Governor's chair, view all the wings from the circle and of course pay a visit to the condemned mans cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of the 17 men were hanged.
Crumlin Road Gaol is open 7 days a week, throughout the year (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day excluded.) The first tour commences at 10am and the last tour is at approximately 4.30pm. The tour is not recommended for very small children. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and flat shoes.
The venue can be hired for corporate events as well as guided tours, and they also offer a paranormal tour too.
Tickets available from Belfast Welcome Centre: 028 9024 6609. For further information on the tours: www.crumlinroadgaol.com.
Telephone:+44 (0)28 9074 1500
Address: Crumlin Road Gaol 53-55 Crumlin Road Belfast, BT146ST