Crumlin Road Gaol
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On the 31st March 1996 Crumlin Road Gaol slammed shut its doors.
On the 31st March 1996 Crumlin Road Gaol slammed shut its doors for what many thought would be the final time, but, on the 19th November 2012 the chains fell off and HMP Belfast was reborn as a major 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 its 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 man’s 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 (12th July, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January 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.
Gift Shop & Café
Wheelchair Accessible (except tunnel area and drop cell)
Free secure parking onsite
The venue can be hired for corporate events as well as guided tours, paranormal tours and group tours.
Conferencing and Banqueting Contact:
Tel: 02890 741 500
Group Sales and Bookings Co-ordinator Contact:
Tel: 02890 741 500
Tickets available from the Crumlin Road Gaol Box Office: 02890 741 500 or visit www.crumlinroadgaol.com
Tickets also available from Belfast Welcome Centre: 028 9024 6609
Winner of Highly Commended Best Visitor Experience, NI Tourism Awards 2014
Winner of Commended Customer Service Excellence, NI Tourism Awards 2014