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Peterhead Prison Museum

Peterhead Prison Museum Prices

  • Adults ages 16 - 64 £9
  • Children ages 6 - 15 (ages 0-5 free) £4.50 (5 & Under free)
  • Seniors/Concessions ages 65+ £6.50
  • Family 2 Adults (aged 16+) & 2 Children (aged 5-15) under 5’s is free £20,00
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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 40 minutes North of Aberdeen City.

The museum is an immersive experience where visitors will walk through 125 years of history of ‘Scotland’s Toughest Jail’. The prison opened in 1888 and closed in 2013, and the experience tells the story from the perspective of the guards who worked there.

The audio tour that accompanies you through your experience has won multiple awards and most recently has been shortlisted in the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards 2021.

You will walk the halls and corridors while exploring the cells that Scotland's most high profile prisoners spent their time, while seeing the former kitchen, shower block, booking in room, court room, segregation block and famous ""silent cell"" before experience the hospital block and enjoying a tasty treat in our award winning cafe overlooking the ""Harbour of Refuge"" built in part by the inmates of Scotland's only true ""convict"" prison.

The experience will test your visual, audio and olfactory senses.

For a unique look at the stories ""within these walls"" Peterhead Prison Museum hope to welcome you soon - Buy tickets online and save!


Stand in the area where the famous Special Air Service (SAS) rescued an officer who had been held hostage for four days on the roof top, before the daring raid in the early hours of the fifth morning. Listen to him tell his story and let your imagination run wild while you put yourself in his shoes.

Hear the story about Britain's first state owned passenger carrying railway, that transported the convicts between the prison and granite quarry for their daily work between 1888-1958. See an amazing diorama of the railway and now lost village and distillery (coming summer 2021).