Crumlin Road Gaol
The Crumlin Road Gaol is a nineteenth century Grade ‘A’ listed building that has recently undergone a significant restoration, and recently reopened to the public for guided tours, concerts and events.
Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and for 150 years was a fully operational prison. On March 31, 1996, the Governor of Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol walked out of the fortified prison and the heavy air-lock gates slammed shut for the final time.
During those 150 years the Gaol has housed murderers, suffragettes and loyalist and republican prisoners. It has witnessed births, deaths and marriages and has been the home to executions, escapes, hunger-strikes and riots.
On a 70min (approx.) guided tour you will be taken through the years and experience what life was like for those imprisoned in ‘The Crum’.
Follow in the footsteps of over 25,000 prisoners and make the journey through the tunnel that connects the Gaol to the Courthouse. Explore C-Wing and see for yourself what prison life was like through the ages as well as the dark secret that lies within its walls. Pay a fleeting visit to the Condemned man’s cell where seventeen men spent their last days before being executed. You will also visit the gravesite within the Gaol where the remains of fifteen of the executed still remain today.
As well as daily guided tours, the newly opened conference centre also provides a wide range of opportunities for conferences, banquets, special events and weddings.
Crumlin Road Gaol is open 7 days a week all year round. (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day excluded.) The first tour commences at 10am and the last tour is at approximately 4.30pm.
Please note that these hours may be extended if specialist tours are added during the evening or night.
Child (5-15): £6.50
Child under 5: Free
Group Rate Available on request
Tickets can be purchased online at www.crumlinroadgaol.com or by calling the Ticket Office 028 9074 1500.