Great tour back in history

Crumlin Road Gaol first opened its gates to prisoners in 1846 and was a fully operational prison, only closing its doors in 1996. During that time the Gaol housed murderers, suffragettes, loyalist and republican prisoners. It has witnessed births, deaths and marriages, as well as executions, escapes, hunger-strikes and riots.

On your 75 minute guided tour you will be taken through the years and experience what life was like for those imprisoned in “The Crum”.

Step into the Circle and see each of the 4 wings radiate out. Explore C-Wing and see what prison conditions were like throughout the Gaol’s history, you will also make the journey through the Tunnel that connects the Gaol and the Courthouse.

Visit the Condemned Man’s Cell and Execution Chamber, and finally, visit the Grave Site where many of the executed men still remain to this very day.

  • 75 minute guided tour
  • See what prison conditions were like throughout the Gaol’s history
  • Visit the Condemned Man’s Cell and Execution Chamber, and the Grave Site where many of the executed men still remain to this very day.
  • Discover over 150 years of history

Open Daily Year Round

Guided tours: 10:00–16:30

Last tour: 16.30
Tour duration: approx. 70 mins


Admission Prices 2020

Adult £12.00
Senior (aged 65+): £10.00
Student (with valid ID): £10.00
Child (5–15): £7.50
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £30

Pre-book online for discount!

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

DINING: Cuffs Bar & Grill restaurant at the Crumlin Road Gaol under Head Chef Damian Blaney offers local culinary combinations with an innovative twist.

PARKING: On site car parking available

ACCESSIBILITY: Crumlin Road Gaol is 170 years old and contains a number of old buildings and structures. However, most of the site is accessible for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties. The two areas which are not accessible are the Tunnel and the Drop Room / Flogging Cell. There are 4 sets of accessible toilet facilities at various locations within the Gaol including the Basement level, Governors Corridor, Gate Lodge and the Cafe. These are clearly signposted but ask booking centre staff or your tour guide for further assistance. Crumlin Road Gaol does allow assistance dogs into the main area of Gaol. Ask any of our staff if you need fresh drinking water for your dog and they will assist you.

GROUPS: Private Group tours can be tailored were possible to suit your needs.

Getting There

From M1 & M2 motorways follow directions to Clifton street and follow signs for Crumlin Road Gaol

Map Location: 54.608956, -5.942365
Contact Crumlin Road Gaol

53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Eircode: BT14 6ST
T: +44 (0)28 9074 1500
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