Historic Guided Tours

Historic Guided Tours

The Crumlin Road Gaol dates back to 1845, and closed its doors as a working prison after 150 years in service in 1996. The Gaol has re-opened as a visitor attraction after extensive renovations and today you can take a guided tour of the prison.

The Gaol Tour comprises of a qualified guide exploring the prison with your allocated group. Your guide will inform you about the Gaol’s history including when women and children were imprisoned, the executions that were carried out, it’s more recent history and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison.

The Tour will cover all aspects of the Gaol from the Tunnel linking the courthouse on the other side of the Crumlin Road to the Hanging Cell, the Historic Holding Cells, Governors Office, Centre Circle, C-Wing and Graveyard. Admission tickets can be purchased on the day but we advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment. We recommend that you arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to the tour time, to enable tickets to be checked or to be purchased.

Please note anyone who purchases a student or concession ticket will be required to produce the appropriate identification to gain admission! Failure to do so will invalided your ticket without a refund.

Suitable warm clothing and flat shoes must be worn

All tickets booked are strictly Non-refundable.

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