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In Life and Death, Clifton House Tours
Clifton Street Graveyard
Sky with clouds Clifton

Clifton House is an impressive Georgian building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of Belfast. Opened in 1774 by Belfast Charitable Society, the building was used until the late 1880s as Belfast’s Poor House. It was used as a nursing home and hospital for older people and is now a unique event venue and visitor attraction.

Throughout September and October their Friday tours will include the house and graveyard.

Hear tales about Belfast's Original Poor House, the lives of those who sought refuge in it, and the interesting, and at times turbulent, history of Belfast Charitable Society who cared for them. The tour also includes a visit to Clifton Street Cemetery where you can hear tales of bodysnatching, the Poor's Ground and of leading figures from Belfast's history including Mary Ann & Henry Joy McCracken.

Opening times

Every Friday at 15:00

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£9.50 per person


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In Life and Death, Clifton House Tours

2 North Queen Street
County Antrim
BT15 1ES
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T: (028) 9099 7022
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