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

Opening Times

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

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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