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.
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.
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- Monday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Tuesday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Wednesday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Thursday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Friday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Saturday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Sunday10:00 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)