Museum dedicated to the staff that worked in Peterhead Prison between 1888- 2013. Set within the granite prison walls you will experience how life was as an officer serving at Peterhead, see the main halls, silent cell, and much more.
A museum set within the former prison walls at Peterhead, once known as the most notorious prison in Scotland and the location of the only time the S.A.S were used in Britain to end a domestic siege after an officer was held hostage on the roof tops for 4 days.
Walk through time from 1888 when it first opened its doors to 2013 when it closed and witness how life was for staff serving in this prison.
Hear some staff members speak of their experiences as you make your way through the halls, reception, shower block, court room segregation wing, silent cell and hospital. Sense the tension of daily work within the red granite buildings and try to imagine how it would have felt working in this environment on a daily basis.
You will share the staffs experiences while standing at key locations within the 6 acre site and leave knowing you have just visited Scotland's toughest jail.
Summer Hours 1st April – 31st October 10-6 with last entry being 4.30.
Winter 1st November – 31st March 10-4 with last entry being 2.30.
Closed 25th-26th December and 1st-2nd January.