Coming Soon

Model Railway

Looking towards 2020 we are currently developing areas that will host a scale replica model of the train system that ran between the prison and granite quarry 2.5 miles south of Peterhead, where the inmates toiled daily to support the build of the "Harbour of Refuge". For more information visit: https://canmore.org.uk/site/278079/peterhead-harbour-harbour-of-refuge

The railway was the first "state owned railway" in Britain and the model will also show locations that are now long gone, like the former village of Burnhaven and the Long John Distillery, as well as showing visitors the landscape that used to surround the prisoners daily journey in their secure carriages. For more information visit: http://theatreorgans.com/hammond/keng/kenhtml/Boddam%20To%20Ellon/Peterhead%20Prison%20Railway.htm

Another room will showcase the granite itself and explain to visitors that granite from the quarry was also used in such locations as the base of the fountains at Trafalgar Square and as part of Tower Bridge in London. For more information visit: http://www.boddam.org.uk/stirlinghill.htm

Under development escape rooms in a unique location, opening summer 2020.