Ireland’s only preserved Victorian gasworks, here at Carrickfergus, 10 miles north of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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.

  • Ireland’s sole surviving Gasworks
  • Largest in Western Europe
  • 36 retorts, ascend the gasholder and browse the collection of appliances

Open May to September

May to August: Sunday to Friday 14:00–17:00
September: Monday to Friday 14:00–17:00

Last tour: 16:00
Open by appointment at all other times


Admission Prices 2020

Admission is FREE, donations welcome

Useful Information

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

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

Getting There

Causeway Coastal Route

Map Location: 54.714528, -5.811803
Contact Flame Gasworks

44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Eircode: BT38 8AT
T: +44 (0)28 9336 9575
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