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

Welcome to the historic Crumlin Road Gaol, a Grade A listed 19th-century jail that offers public tours, concerts, and events.

Immerse yourself in the comprehensive gaol experience as you embark on a tour encompassing all aspects of this remarkable institution. Explore the tunnel connecting the courthouse on the opposite side of Crumlin Road, venture into the haunting hanging cell, visit the Governor’s office, hospital, and even the graveyard.

Since its opening in 1846, Crumlin Road Gaol served as a fully operational prison for an impressive 150 years. However, on March 31, 1996, a significant moment marked the closure of this fortified prison as the Governor of Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol walked out for the final time, sealing the heavy air-lock gates.

Throughout its lengthy existence, the gaol has housed a diverse range of individuals, including murderers, suffragettes, and prisoners from both loyalist and republican backgrounds. Within its walls, countless significant events have unfolded, from births, deaths, and marriages to executions, daring escapes, hunger-strikes, and intense riots.

Discover the captivating stories woven into the fabric of Crumlin Road Gaol’s history and gain a profound understanding of its role in Belfast’s social and political landscape.

Book this tour here: Crumlin Road Gaol Tour & Belfast Murals Combo Tour