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Step back in time and discover the rich history of Clifton House by taking a tour. Explore a building that was built when Belfast consisted of five streets, learn about the founding members of the Belfast Charitable Society that all played pivotal roles in the history of the city and discover the stories behind the lowly inhabitants of Belfast who sought sanctuary in the Poor House.

Weekly tours: A tour of Clifton House is held each Friday at 3.00pm.  The tour costs £6.50.  You can call, email or fill in the form below to reserve your place, or simply turn up on the day.  Tours of Clifton Street Cemetery are also held on the last Friday of each month.  Check out our  Facebook page or  Twitter feed for details.

Groups tours: Groups can book a guided tour of the Clifton House by phoning to arrange a time and date in advance by calling 028 9099 7022 or emailing Group rates for tours of 10 or more are available


“On behalf of the Carryduff Historical Society I would like to thank you once again for giving us such an excellent and informative tour on Monday night. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and we all came away with a completely new outlook on such an iconic building and cemetery.” Gordon Hunt, Chairman, Carryduff Historical Society

“On behalf of First Lisburn Presbyterian Women, I would like to very warmly thank you and all the staff for the tour we had on Wednesday last. You especially inspired the ladies with your wonderful knowledge of the history of Clifton House. In just over three years in the chair of the group,  I have never had so many phones calls, text messages  and letters how much  the ladies enjoyed the day,  so very many thanks to you.” Maureen Staniland, First Lisburn Presbyterian Women’s Group

“Excellent, very informative guide.  Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.” Linda Swindle, Lisnaskea Historical Society

“Great Tour – Thank you!” Adrian Powter, Cambridge

“My sister and I had the pleasure of taking the tour of Clifton House and graveyard on Friday 25th August.  Please pass on our thanks to the guide – Aaron.  Wonderful and educational.  Filled with enthusiasm and knowledge.  Has inspired me to discover more  – and I consider myself quite a “history buff”!!  Thank you once more.”  Shirley McMillan, Visitor to Clifton House & Clifton Street Cemetery.

“What a wonderful day we had at Clifton House and I speak on behalf of all who were fortunate to attend. All arrangements worked out admirably. Please pass on our thanks to the Catering team for the part that they played. Also to Aaron. What a gem you have in him as you would have witnessed. I can see another tour to Clifton House in the New Year.”

Ken Canavan U3A Causeway Coast

“Went on this tour and very glad we did. Great presentation with insights about social care, philanthropy, health, politics and religion, architecture and lots of stories. Important part of Belfast’s history. Thanks for keeping it alive. For visitors and locals alike.”

Peter Corry, Leeds


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