Flame The Gasworks Museum Of Ireland
44 Irish Quarter West
Carrickfergus, BT38 8AT
+44 28 9336 9575
Flame is the only complete Victorian Gasworks in Ireland and Carrickfergus Gasworks has the largest surviving set of horizontal retorts in Western Europe. Built in 1855, it initially produced gas to light up the town's streets. It wasn't until the end of the 19th Century that gas for domestic purposes was produced. You can see the sights and hear the sounds of Belfast's industrial past on a visit to this museum. Educational packs are available for school visits and group bookings are welcome. Tours are also arranged. Call the museum for timings.