FLAME! the Gasworks Museum of Ireland

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44 Irish Quarter West
Co. Antrim
BT38 8AT
Northern Ireland

  • Phone: 028 9336 9575

Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles. Visit this unique site and see how gas was made from coal in Europes largest set of hoizontal retorts. You'll also get a great view of the town from the top of the gasholder! Marvel at how gas was made for light, heat and power and learn about our future with natural gas.

Further information

Opening Hours:

May-Aug: Daily (except Sat), 2-5pm, last tour at 4pm September: Monday to Friday 2 - 5pm, last tour at 4pm. Note: To visit at any other time and for groups, book in advance by telephone or email.


Admission is free but donations are always welcome.

Travel directions:

As you approach Carrickfergus on the A2 Shore Road from Belfast, before the roundabout turn left into Davy's Street.Travel approximately 500 yards and turn right into Irish Quarter West. The Museum is half way down this one way street on the right.

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Facilities and services


  • Library
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Touch exhibits

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