Experience the sights and smells of the former Victorian HM Convict Prison Peterhead, highlighting the work of the brave personnel that served here between 1888- 2013.
Peterhead Prison Museum is a multi-award winning 5* Visit Scotland visitor attraction situated just 5 minutes from our site
STEP BACK IN TIME AS YOU WALK THROUGH 125 YEARS OF TURBULENT HISTORY INSIDE “SCOTLAND’S TOUGHEST JAIL”.
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’. A family fun, day out in Peterhead.