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Peterhead Prison Museum

Peterhead Prison Museum

Peterhead Prison Museum, step back in time when you visit the former “HM Convict Prison, Peterhead” which officially opened in August 1888 to December 2013.

The former Victorian HM Convict Prison Peterhead is unique in that it sits within a 6 acre site, had the first state owned railway in the UK and part of the history saw the only time the SAS (Special Air Service) were used to end a domestic siege in mainland Britain.

Step back in time as you virtually tour. 

Peterhead Prison Museum
Peterhead Prison Museum

The museum highlights the work of the brave personnel that served here between 1888 – 2013, you will visually see what “real” prison life was like, whilst listening to the officers speak of their experiences as part of the audio tour that accompanies your tour and your sense of smell will be stimulated as you enter the laundry, shower block and hospital areas’.

For a unique look at the stories “within these walls” Peterhead Prison Museum hope to welcome you soon.

Nice to see the museum from the sea and from the air, thanks to Ruth Sneddon. We look forward to welcoming visitors back within these walls once it is deemed safe to do so.

Опубликовано Peterhead Prison Museum Вторник, 19 января 2021 г.

Great article in the Press and Journal. Hope you all enjoy this brief step back in time and we look forward to welcoming you all back "within these walls" as soon as its safe to do so.

Опубликовано Peterhead Prison Museum Пятница, 8 января 2021 г.
Step back in time at the Peterhead Prison Museum and have a look at how former inmates used to live.

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Opening hours

  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Subject to change in work due to Covid-19.
Summer Period (April - October)

Monday - Sunday 10am to 6pm

(Last admission 4:30pm)
Winter Period (November - March)

Monday - Sunday 10am to 4pm

(Last admission 2:30pm)


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