Clifton House is an impressive Georgian building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of Belfast. Opened in 1774 by Belfast Charitable Society, the building was the original Poor House in Belfast until the 1880s. For the next 120 years it was a hospital and a nursing home for older people. Today it still provides residential and sheltered housing for older people and continues to be the home from which the Society delivers its philanthropic work to address disadvantage.
At the heart of the building is Clifton House Centre, where the past is brought to life through guided tours, talks and exhibitions, as well as augmented reality, helping to tell the stories of the Poor House and those who sought sanctuary here. Clifton House is also available to hire for private events, dinners and conferences. Despite the historic surroundings, state of the conference equipment is available for all your needs.