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Peterhead Prison Museum Ticket

The tour describes the regime in Scotland's only "Convict" prison.

The tour describes how it housed Britain's first "state owned" railway and you will see former carriages and fittings, that were used in the railway.

The tour describes and shows visitors how the famous SAS were used to end a dramatic 4 day siege in 1987.

The tour will walk you through 125 years of turbulent history of Scotland's only high security prison.

The tour will tease all your senses, from the visual, to the audio and olfactory leaving you thinking an inmate might just walk round the next corner.

The tour is now a multi award winning visitor attraction and graded as a 5* attraction by Visit Scotland.

per adult from




2 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Audio set
    • Entry/Admission - Peterhead Prison Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Visit: Peterhead Prison Museum, South Road Admiralty Gateway, Peterhead AB42 2ZX Scotland

      Our 5* Multi-Award winning visitor attraction is set within the former HM Convict Prison, Peterhead.
      Unique in many ways including being the only "Convict" prison in Scotland [to come here meant you were sentenced to "penal servitude"]; It had the first "state owned" railway in Britain; and it was the only time the Special Air Service were used to end a domestic siege on mainland UK when an officer was held hostage for 4 day's in 1987.
      All your senses will be teased as you walk the galleries and halls where you are surrounded by the visual, our award winning audio tour will bring you into moments in time as you listen to former officers tell their stories and your olfactory senses will be in overdrive at key locations on the route.
      Walk in the footsteps of former officers and inmates of "Scotland's Toughest Jail" often referred to as "Scotland's Alcatraz".
      This is a once in a life time experience and one that will live with you for many year's to come

    • Departure Point :
      Peterhead Prison Museum, South Road Admiralty Gateway, Peterhead AB42 2ZX Scotland
      Departure Time :
      10:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


    English - Audio

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    Fitness Req.


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    Organised by Peterhead Prison Museum

    Activity ID: V-91879P1

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