PLAN YOUR VISIT

Step back in time as you walk through 125 years of turbulent history inside "Scotland’s Toughest Jail".

During your tour you will walk the halls and corridors of the former “HM Convict Prison Peterhead” the only “convict prison” in Scotland (To come here you would have been sentenced to penal servitude).

Our tour includes audio headsets and usually takes 1.30 – 2 hours, however there are no time restrictions, therefore come along and enjoy the experience at your own pace. Due to graphic audio content, 5 and under are not provided with headsets, ages 6 to 12 at parental discretion.

Peterhead Prison crest

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.

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