Year - 1752
Clifton House
Clifton Street
028 9099 7022


  • Belfast’s oldest charity (Belfast Charitable Society, 1752) opened Clifton House as a Poorhouse and infirmary in 1774. Refurbished in 1880s to deliver care of older people, it is the oldest working building and key piece of Grade A listed Georgian architecture in the city.
  • Currently houses a vast archive dating back to 1600s telling the story of the development of Belfast.
  • Public tours of the historic part of the building Fridays at 3pm, private tours can be booked. Find out more about this building and the important contribution of those behind it in building Belfast.
  • Stop 5 on the North Belfast Heritage Trail (next stop Clifton Street Cemetery).

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