FLAME! the Gasworks Museum of Ireland

FLAME! the Gasworks Museum of Ireland
44 Irish Quarter West
Carrickfergus
Co. Antrim
BT38 8AT
Northern Ireland

Website

www.flamegasworks.co.uk

E-mail

info@flamegasworks.co.uk

Telephone

028 9336 9575

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Europe's largest set of horizontal retorts.
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Industrial heritage site, Archive

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 charges

Admission is free but donations are always welcome.

Getting there

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.

Besides the gasworks, FLAME also has an extensive collection of gas appliances and a library on the gas industry.

Collection details

Archives, Industry, Science and Technology

Getting there

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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