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The history of Belfast begins at Clifton House! Now, through the use of world class immersive technology, from the moment you step through the door you will be transported back in time to the Belfast Poor House – opened in 1774.
With the introduction of augmented reality, visitors can now fully immerse themselves in what life was really like in the late eighteenth century.
White Badge tour guides will share the history and stories of this fantastic building, while they come to life right before your eyes. See how the children learned in the nursery school, experience the ‘Black Hole’ - the punishment room used for men, women and children when they misbehaved. Feel and hear how it was to work in the first cotton mill of the town and how Belfast influenced the rest of the world. And much more!
Set up by the philanthropic merchants of the town, the Belfast Charitable Society and its home in Clifton House, has survived rebellions and revolutions, while looking after the welfare of the people of the city. Today, over 265 years later, the Belfast Charitable Society continues to address disadvantage and support those in greatest need, through the proceeds from these tours.
Come and be part of our next chapter!
Planning your visit
- Guided tours last approx. 1 ½ hours
- Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your tour
- Free car parking onsite
- Tickets £8.50pp (concessions available)
- Booking in advance essential due to limited spaces
Limited number of iPads available; tour app can also be downloaded onto a personal device from the App Store or Google Play Store in advance of your visit.
- General £8.50
Upcoming events at Clifton House Belfast
Through the use of world-class immersive technology, and the White Badge tour guides you will be transported back…