1. United Kingdom
  2. County Antrim
  3. Belfast
  4. Crumlin Road Gaol

Belfast: Crumlin Road Gaol Experience

Product ID: 225228
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Visit Belfast’s infamous prison. Explore the jails cells, execution chamber and graveyard, as you learn about the prison's 150-year history.
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Duration: 70 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the site at your own leisure on this self-guided experience
  • Learn about prison life with audio and video commentary in each area
  • Visit the condemned man's cell
  • Seeing the execution cell where men were hanged
  • Walk through the tunnel connecting the jail to the courthouse
Full description
Journey through Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian-era prison. Hear the stories of the murderers, suffragettes, loyalists and republican prisoners who were jailed here. Learn about the births, executions, hunger strikes and riots that have taken place within the prison walls.

Begin your visit in the jail basement, where you can see artifacts from when the jail was in operation. Walk through the passageway, known as “the tunnel,” which connects the jail with the courthouse across the road. Between 1968 and the prison’s closing, over 25,000 prisoners made their way through this tunnel.

See “the circle,” which is located at the centre of the four wings of the jail. Marvel at the jail’s 19th-century Victorian architecture. Next, make your way to the C-wing. Experience what the living conditions were like in the prison at various points throughout the jail’s history. See the condemned man’s cell.

Seventeen men in total were executed at the jail, and you will see where many of them spent their last days. Enter the execution chamber where twelve men had their lives ended.

End your tour at the graveyard, where the executed men were buried. As part of their sentence, the condemned men were “to be buried in an unmarked grave, in unconsecrated ground.”
Includes
  • Self-guided visit to Crumlin Road Gaol

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Meeting point

Please go to the reception on arrival at Crumlin Road Gaol. There is a free car park on site.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please check in at reception on arrival
• The first admission is 11:00 AM, last admission is 3:30 PM

From £10.80 per person

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Crumlin Road Gaol

Product ID: 225228