Café

The perfect place to grab a coffee or bite to eat

The Refuge Café, part of the Peterhead Prison Museum, is currently open to museum visitors situated within a unique location to enjoy a warming bowl of soup, tasty pastries, a range of coffee and tea, home bakes and other treats to suit everyone’s needs.

For things to do for children aged 5 or under during your café stop, please ask the café team at the point of sale.

Peterhead Prison crest

Locally Sourced

Taste Our Best food award for 2020/21

At the Refuge Café we source 80% of our food from local & national suppliers to showcase Scotland’s finest food products from “field to fork”.

Our café team have visited suppliers to see how the produce is reared or produced, from Aberdeenshire Highland Beef, to Cambus o’ May Cheese factory, our local Hame Bakery to Caber Coffee’s main workshop in Aberdeen, we pride ourselves on getting to know our produce and suppliers.

We also offer seasonal produce such as the famous “Barra Berries” of Oldmeldrum in the heart of Aberdeenshire, to a wide range of chutneys and jams from Peterhead’s very own “Betty Bell’s Preserves”.

Moving to the national level we work closely with the teams at Fife Creamery and BID Food, who provide a range of products from the delicious Cobbs Cakes made in Drumnadrochit in Inverness-shire, to the tasty Maclean’s Oat Cakes of Forres on the Moray Coast.

Our “Today’s Special” board at times will include traditional Stovies, beetroot and oatcakes to Haggis, neeps and tatties, all made by McIntosh of Strathmore.

Visitor Information

  • If you, or a family member, are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of Covid-19 please reconsider your visit and return another time when safe to do so.
  • These symptoms include: HIGH TEMPERATURE; NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH; LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF TASTE OR SMELL. https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus-covid-19
  • We ask that customers purchase their tickets online via www.peterheadprisonmuseum.com or by card or contactless payment. Please note on line ticketing is at a reduced cost to support the current drive to stop, where possible, cash handling by our team.
  • We are continuing our rigorous daily hygiene routines throughout the museum.
  • Motion sensor hand sanitising units and cleaning stations will be available at key locations throughout the route, these will be clearly marked.
  • Audio sets will be sanitised between every use.
  • We have installed protective screens at our tills.
  • Appropriate PPE has been provided for team members and you can check current Scottish Government Guidelines on face coverings where appropriate: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-use-of-face-coverings
  • Team members will receive in depth training and daily briefings on how to keep themselves and visitors safe.
  • A queuing system may be in operation outside the main reception at peak times.
  • Physical distance markings will be in place inside and outside of the museum.
  • In the interests of safety please keep any children within your own physical family space throughout your visit.
  • ABOVE ALL ELSE PLEASE ENJOY YOUR EXPERIENCE, WHILE BEING RESPECTFUL OF OTHER VISITOR'S AND TEAM MEMBER'S PHYSICAL SPACE.

Great Days Out

Save up to 50% off the next time you visit us between 6th November 2021 – 18th February 2022, with a maximum discount value of £20 per ticket.

Please go to our “Buy Tickets” Button and once you have selected your tickets just add the promo code HMP1888.

*  This offer is subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
We are open daily 10-4 with last entry being 2.30.

Due to difficulties with recruitment in hospitality, and current supply chain issues, we are now working on a reduced menu until further notice.

Our provision is currently based on tea/coffee, cakes and bakes, but we are working hard behind the scenes to resolve this national issue, and look to be fully operational again in January 2022.

For those looking for a more substantial offering our concierge service will be happy to direct you to the nearest local provider and if required call ahead to book a table for you.

Save up to 50% off the next time you visit us, use the promo code HMP1888 online.