Crumlin Road Gaol

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, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January excluded.) The first tour commences at 10am and the last tour is at approximately 4.30pm. The tour is not recommended for very small children. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing and flat shoes.

Visitor Facilities

Gift Shop & Café
Wheelchair Accessible (except tunnel area and drop cell)
Free secure parking onsite
The venue can be hired for corporate events as well as guided tours, paranormal tours and group tours.

Conferencing and Banqueting Contact:

Judith Blythe
Tel: 02890 741 500

Group Sales and Bookings Co-ordinator Contact:

Aisling Caughey
Tel: 02890 741 500

Tickets available from the Crumlin Road Gaol Box Office: 02890 741 500 or visit

Tickets also available from Belfast Welcome Centre: 028 9024 6609
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.


Adult £8.50, Child (5-15) £6.50, Child under 5 free, Family £25, Concession £7, Group rate available on request

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre Tourist Information

Shortbreak Offers

To book these offers, please contact the premises directly.

£20.00 / €23.60

Subject to availability

Crumlin Road Gaol/Giants Causeway Tour

20 Apr 2014 - 4 May 2014

Special Introductory Offer!!!

This combo ticket includes single admission on the luxury coach tour to the Giants Causeway and a Guided tour of the Crumlin Road Gaol.


• Departs from Crumlin Road Gaol at 9.30am, and returns at approx. 6.30pm (A Guided Tour of the Gaol will be available at this time)

• Check-in at 9.15am, Tea/Coffee available.

• Tour only valid for date that has been booked.

• Gaol Tour ticket valid for a single tour on the day before, the evening or the day after, date that has been booked.

• Admission to the Causeway Visitor Centre and Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge is not included but is available at a discounted rate.

To book: Tel: 028 9074 1500

* EURO prices are indicative only. Exchange rates should be verified with premises at time of booking. Offers indicating price per person are based on per person sharing.

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Contact Details

53 - 55 Crumlin Road
Co Antrim
BT14 6ST
Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 9074 1500