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Crumlin Road Gaol


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53 - 55 Crumlin Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT14 6ST
Crumlin Road Gaol

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On the 31st March 1996 Crumlin Road Gaol slammed shut its doors for what many thought would be the final time, but, on the 19th November 2012 the chains fell off and HMP Belfast was reborn as a major visitor attraction and conference centre.

Today you can take a guided tour of the prison and hear about the history of the site from when women and children were held within its walls through to the political segregation of republican and loyalist prisoners and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.

During the tour of the gaol you will be taken by your tour guide to visit the underground tunnel that used to connect the gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, you will get a chance to sit in the Governor's chair, view all the wings from the circle and of course pay a visit to the condemned man’s cell before seeing the execution cell where the majority of the 17 men were hanged.

Crumlin Road Gaol is open 7 days a week, throughout the year (12th July, 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January excluded.) The first tour commences at 10:00 and the last tour is at approximately 16:30. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

Tickets available from the Crumlin Road Gaol Box Office: 028 9074 1500 or visit Tickets also available from Belfast Welcome Centre: 028 9024 6609. Book online for discounted prices.

For Group Sales and Bookings please call 028 9074 1500 or email

Visitor Facilities; Gift Shop & Café, Wheelchair Accessible (except tunnel area and drop cell), Free secure parking onsite
Cuffs Bar & Grill located in the basement of the gaol the restaurant is open from 11:00 daily – view our menu online at

The venue can be hired for corporate events as well as guided tours, paranormal tours and group tours. For Conferencing and Banqueting please call 028 9074 1500 or email

Crumlin Road Gaol is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Crumlin Road Gaol | AccessAble

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays


  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

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  • Family Discount

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* Opening time: 10:30
Last admission April to August: Sunday – Thursday 15:00, Friday & Saturday 16:30
Last admission September to March: Sunday – Saturday 15:00

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