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Flame! The Gasworks Museum of Ireland

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Flame - Carrickfergus gasworks

This was a brilliant informative tour by people who are obviously very interested and proud of the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Ann H
via mobile
Great tour

Thanks to the volunteers for giving us a great tour of the old gasworks! Really enjoyed our visit... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles.It opened in 1855 and supplied the town with gas for over 100 years. It stopped making gas in 1967 and finally closed in 1987.It is now...more
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44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus BT38 8AT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9336 9575
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 August 2011

This is a tour back in time to see how coal gas was manufactured and use in the early 19th century. The guide was very nice, the kids enjoyed very much and Learned much as well. The guide was very knowlegabale and interesting.

4  Thank DoronA
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I was just passing through. The place was closed, and will open up for passing people in May (see photo for their seasonal opening times). You can call and get in "by appointment", but I didn't. I'll visit in summer.

3  Thank Steveodo
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This charming little museum should really be a must visit to the area. Free and staffed by volunteers it deserves support . I could find no information in the local attractions cabinet at the hotel and it was only a walk away. Very interesting as...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This was a brilliant informative tour by people who are obviously very interested and proud of the history of the gasworks. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Thanks to the volunteers for giving us a great tour of the old gasworks! Really enjoyed our visit and tour as gaswork history is something I knew little about.

Thank Odemae
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you are in Carrickfergus this is a "must see" as it is not only unusual but extremely interesting. I visited today with three friends wondering how a tour of an old gasworks could last over an hour and maintain our interest. How wrong could...More

2  Thank Twillburys
Reviewed 26 May 2018

From memory I think this is only one of 3 old gas works still in existence in the world, as most were demolished when closed down and are probably shopping centres or other industrial sites now. The two guides Ivan ( and sorry can't remember...More

Thank pjt47
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

A very interesting museum run by enthusiasts and volunteers. The tour is excellent and entertaining, and our guide was passionate about the museum and surrounding area. Entrance is free, and donations welcome. The volunteers are achieving great things with very little money and protecting this...More

2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The gas museum is a great way to learn about the role gas played in our way of life in the last century and right up to the 1970s. The tour gives the opportunity to climb to the top of a storage tank and hear...More

1  Thank Tinkerpots
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A thoroughly interesting and enjoyable tour of the gas works museum. I went along with my dad as he was keen to visit. I am so glad we went, what a wonderful tour! We were shown round by the last manager of the works who...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Brilliant little museum and excellent tour by Brian and Ivan-their enthusiasm and love for the place is evident and enhances the experience. It is free to enter and I feel a donation is definitely in order.

Thank JKDee52
Reviewed 28 August 2017

What a warm welcome we received - from Sharon, Brian and Ivan. Also known as Flame, this is one of only three preserved gasworks in the UK - the others being Biggar, Scotland and Fakenham, Norfolk. In fact there are only two others in the...More

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