Flame Gasworks is Ireland’s sole surviving gasworks and the largest in Western Europe. It opened in 1855 and supplied Carrickfergus with coal gas until 1967. It closed in 1987 but was restored by Carrickfergus Gasworks Preservation Society as a visitor attraction in 2002. View the 36 retorts, ascend the gasholder, and browse the collection of appliances.
May to August: Sunday to Friday 14:00–17:00
September: Monday to Friday 14:00–17:00
Closed on Saturdays
Last tour: 16:00
Open by appointment at all other times
Due to Covid-19, tickets must be pre-booked for your tour at least 36 hours in advance. Free tickets are available on the following link
A bookable one-hour slot is available every 20 minutes between 2pm and 4.20pm. Your one ticket per slot will enable you to book a family group or social bubble, thus avoiding social distancing issues. Rest assured all Covid-19 precautions are in place. Toilets will also be available by request.
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your booking. If you find you cannot make it, we’d appreciate it if you would notify us on 028-9336-9575 ASAP so that we can reschedule or reallocate your ticket.
“Last Updated 12/08/2020”
Admission Prices 2020
Admission is FREE, donations welcome
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Shop available on site
PARKING: Public car park at Carrickfergus Castle
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair friendly, disabled parking available
GUIDE TOURS: Guided tours and exhibitions available
Causeway Coastal Route
44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
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