Guided Tours

Guided Tours are back at Crumlin Road Gaol!

Discover over 150 years of history and follow in the footsteps of over 25,000 prisoners as you make the journey through Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian Era prison. The guided tour will allow you to explore the building’s colourful past and gain a unique and memorable insight into the daily lives and routines of both prisoners and prison officers over the Gaol’s existence. Your tour guide will inform you about the Gaol’s history including when women and children were imprisoned, the executions that were carried out, its more recent history and learn about why the decision was taken to close the prison. They 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, Centre Circle, C-Wing and Graveyard.

Guided Tours will give you access to all areas included on the self-guided Crumlin Road Gaol Experience; you will also have exclusive access to additional areas not included on the self-guided tour. Tours are conducted by one of our expert guides.

Please note our guided tours run on Saturdays and Sundays only, tickets are limited, and pre-booking is strongly advised.


Why not make the most of your visit and call into Cuffs Bar and Grill for a tasty lunch, for menus and booking information please visit