During the 1800s and 1900s, coal gas was used for heat, light and power but was eventually superseded by electricity and natural gas. Flame is now the only place in Ireland where you can witness how gas was made from coal.
During your tour you will see the ingenious way in which gas was extracted from the coal. You’ll also be able to climb the gasholder and get a panoramic view of the town.
The stoker will entertain you with his tall tales, but be prepared for a fright in the shower!
Flame has an extensive collection of gas appliances and a library of gas-related books, journals & pamphlets.