Peterhead Prison Museum

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The former Victorian HM Convict Prison Peterhead is unique in scale, had the first state owned railway in the UK and part of the history saw the only time the SAS were used to end a domestic siege in 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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Our café is situated at the end of the tour and offers great views across the Harbour of Refuge, which was the catalyst for the former HM Convict Prison being built in Peterhead back in 1888.

Light lunch options available ranging from soup and sandwiches, to toasties, a range of cakes with hot and cold drink options.

Access lift available if required.

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  • Opening Times
    Open daily: 1st April to 31st October - 10-6 with last entry being 4.30.[Summer]
    Open daily: 1st November- 31st March - 10-4 with last entry being 2.30 [Winter]
    Closed only 25-26th December and 1-2 January
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    • Toilets
    • Gift Shop
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Public Transport
    • Tours
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking
    • Induction loop
    • Assistance for Walking
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  • Official Star Rating
  • Opening Times
    Café open daily 11-5.
    Closed 25/26th December and 1st/2nd January
  • Facilities
    • Child Friendly
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