Crumlin Road Gaol Experience | Uncover the Secrets of Belfast's Historic Prison

Step into the pages of history as you enter the Crumlin Road Gaol, a meticulously preserved Grade A listed 19th-century prison that now opens its doors for public tours, concerts, and events.

Embark on a comprehensive gaol experience through a guided tour that unravels the various facets of this remarkable institution. Traverse the tunnel linking the gaol to the courthouse on the other side of Crumlin Road, explore the chilling hanging cell, visit the Governor’s office, hospital, and even the graveyard, immersing yourself in the intriguing history that permeates each corner.

Operating as a fully functional prison for an impressive 150 years since its establishment in 1846, the closure of Crumlin Road Gaol on March 31, 1996, marked a significant moment. The final departure of the Governor of Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol sealed the heavy air-lock gates, bringing an end to an era.

Throughout its extensive history, this gaol has accommodated a diverse array of individuals, ranging from murderers and suffragettes to prisoners affiliated with both loyalist and republican backgrounds. Within its formidable walls, a tapestry of significant events has unfolded, encompassing births, deaths, marriages, executions, daring escapes, hunger-strikes, and intense riots.

Embark on a journey of discovery as you unravel the captivating stories interwoven into the fabric of Crumlin Road Gaol’s history. Gain a profound understanding of its pivotal role in shaping Belfast’s social and political landscape.

To make the most of your exploration, consider booking the Crumlin Road Gaol Tour & Belfast Murals Combo Tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the gaol and complement your experience with a captivating journey through Belfast’s vibrant mural scene. Book your tour [here](insert booking link).