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In Life and Death: Tales from the Poor House & Clifton Street Cemetery

Mar 06 2020 - May 29 2020
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Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast, County Antrim,
T: (028) 9099 7022

Clifton House and Cemetery Tours

The history of Belfast begins at Clifton House. Established as Belfast’s Poor House in 1774 by the famous Joy and McCracken families, thousands of people, young and old, local citizens and passing sailors, all sought sanctuary within its walls.

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 260 years later, the Belfast Charitable Society continues to tackle disadvantage, by using proceeds from tour admissions to support those in greatest need.

Our Spring Tours begin at 3pm at Clifton House, followed by a tour of Clifton Street Cemetery. Our experienced guide will lead you through the history of those who lived and died at Clifton House.

Free car parking is available on site.

Cost £9.50 per person and booking is essential. Call 028 9099 7022 or email: