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FLAME Gaswork Museum of Ireland

Flame gasworks is Ireland’s sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles.

Opened in 1855, it supplied Carrickfergus with gas until 1965 and was closed in 1987.
It is now fully restored and was reopened as a visitor and educational attraction in August 2002.

This museum gives visitors the opportunity to:

  • See Europe’s largest surviving set of horizontal retorts
  • Find out how gas was used through the decades
  • Ascend the working gasholder for panoramic views of the town

    You’ll have a gas at Flame!


44 Irish Quarter West
BT38 8AT
028 9336 9575