SELF-GUIDED GAOL EXPERIENCE
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 interactive self-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, learning 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.
“Self-Guided Crumlin Road Gaol Experience” is a unique self-guided tour, which includes video, audio, and holograms throughout the site.
As part of your visit, you will have the opportunity to explore different areas of the Gaol including:
- The Tunnel.
- Historic Holding Cells.
- Gaol Circle.
- Condemned Cell.
- Hangman’s Cell.
- Sanger / Matrons House.
- Wessex Helicopter
You will gain a unique and memorable insight into the daily lives and routines of both prisoners and staff.
Opening / Closing Times
First Admission: 10:00am
Last Admission: 4:00pm
AUDIO GUIDES AVAILABLE IN: FRENCH, GERMAN, MANDARIN & SPANISH
English also available, however is not essential for the self-guided tour.
Please note when using the audio guides, card details will be required on arrival.
SIGN LANGUAGE VIDEO GUIDES AVAILABLE IN: BSL
Sign Language guides are free of charge for anyone who needs them.
Please note when using the sign language guides, card details will be required on arrival.
INFORMATION AND TERMS
- Suitable warm clothing and flat shoes must be worn.
- The main entrance to the Gaol is via the Gate House on the Crumlin Road.
- Coaches & Cars may enter the site via the Summer Street entrance and follow the appropriate traffic management signs.
- 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 (non-groups).
*60-90 minute duration based on visitors exploring all areas of the Gaol, reading the information boards and watching the videos around the site.
For groups of 15 people or more, please email our group booking team at [email protected] or contact their office on 02890741500
Please note all tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable