In Life and Death: Tales from the Poor House & Clifton Street Cemetery


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Clifton House

2 North Queen Street
Co. Belfast
BT15 1ES

The history of Belfast begins at Clifton House. 

Our spring tours take in not only the fabulous and interesting history of Clifton House, but also Clifton Street Cemetery, one of the oldest burial grounds in Belfast.

Our experienced guide will lead you through the history of those that lived and died at Belfast’s original Poor House, which was established in 1774 by the famous Joy and McCracken families. 

Set up by the philanthropic merchants of the town, the Belfast Charitable Society and its home in Clifton House, has survived rebellions and revolutions, while looking after the welfare of the people of the city.

Today, over 260 years later, the Belfast Charitable Society continues to tackle disadvantage, by using proceeds from tour admissions to support those in greatest need.

Our  Spring Tours begin at 3pm at Clifton House, followed by a tour of Clifton Street Cemetery. Our experienced guide will lead you through the history of those who lived and died at Clifton House.

Free car parking is available on site.

Cost £9.50 per person (2 hour tour) and booking is essential. Call 028 9099 7022 or email:


2 Hours

Entrance Fee