Peterhead Prison Museum

Located on the north-east Scottish coast, just outside of Peterhead, Peterhead Prison Museum provides a fascinating and immersive insight into life inside the four granite walls. Formerly known as Scotland’s most notorious prison, until its doors shut to inmates for the final time in 2013, they once required the SAS to end a domestic siege – a unique event in itself – after a prison officer was held hostage for four days on the prison roof. The prison shows what life was like inside the cells between 1888 and 2013, with first-hand stories from prison staff, as you walk through the main halls, silent cell, showers, hospital and court room segregation wing.

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