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Flame! The Gasworks Museum of Ireland

44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus BT38 8AT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9336 9575
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worth a visit

My husband & I visited here on Friday 4 August 2017. This was our second visit, the first one was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
Strike a light

A warm welcome by two former workers in the industry started this very informative personal tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashford, 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 fully restored and open to the public.Come along and have a guided tour where you will see how gas was made from coal in Europe's largest surviving set of retorts. You'll also get a great view from the top of the gasholder! Marvel at how gas was used for light, heat and power. Our opening hours are May to Aug inc: Daily except Saturdays 2-5pm September: Monday to Friday 2-5pmWe can open at any time outside these hours for advanced bookings, which can be made either by email or telephone.A hidden gem in the heart of Carrickfergus illuminating town gas's unique role in the development of urban areas.
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44 Irish Quarter West, Carrickfergus BT38 8AT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9336 9575
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I visited here on Friday 4 August 2017. This was our second visit, the first one was on an European Hertiage Day but definetly best to go when you get the tour. We had our own tour, got lots of interesting information...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcome by two former workers in the industry started this very informative personal tour, including a climb to the top of the gasometer. We came out and hour or so later with a good insight on the product on of gas and other...More

1  Thank Saxon54
Reviewed 22 June 2017

free entrance and tours by volunteers who worked in the gas industry. They know their job so if your interested in recent history and want to be impressed try it

1  Thank jim b
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very hidden place. It does need some work done but as it is free entry and you get a free tour from a very informative man you can't complain. It is huge behind the small entry. The tour does take about an...More

2  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is well worth visiting to see first hand the workings of a gasworks. It takes you back in time to see how coal was turned into gas and put to use in lots of different ways. This is one of only three museums in...More

1  Thank UlsterScots398
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Make sure you call into the Flame Gas Works whenever you are in the area. This little Gem of a place looks tiny from the road but opens up to a massive location. Here you will find one of the very few gas works left...More

2  Thank Logiboss
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is a place that is so much bigger on the inside, a great piece of history with original workings. The museum has some lovely artifacts that bring back memories!

4  Thank mel_rainbowchildcare
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This a kind of activity you do not forget.Nice guy the man who explain you what you are seeing.Very patient for people who do not speak english very well.The vist takes you 1-2 hours , it depends on you interest in that matter.I would reccomend...More

3  Thank nigni2002
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Free entry - just give a donation if you want at the end. Tours given by enthusiastic guys with great knowledge. Can ask questions readily without feeling daft! Very interesting, local history and a bit like a tardis - much bigger on the inside!

2  Thank jacq007
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

What an interesting if rather quirky museum! We visited on a Friday afternoon and got our own personal guided tour. Both of our tour guides were very knowledgeable and we even got the chance to climb on top of the gasometer. It is free to...More

2  Thank submarinerLondon
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