Peterhead Prison Museum

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Peterhead Prison Museum



The Peterhead Prison Museum offers a chilling glimpse into Scotland's penal history. Housed within a former maximum-security prison, the museum encapsulates the stark reality of incarceration through its exhibits and preserved facilities. Visitors step into the somber world of convicts as they explore cells and the punishment block. The museum's immersive displays narrate tales of inmate life and the prison's evolution from its 19th-century origins to its closure in 2013. Authentic artifacts, prisoner artwork, and informative panels shed light on the penal system's intricacies and the struggles of both prisoners and guards. A visit here serves as a thought-provoking experience, highlighting the complexities of justice and rehabilitation. Whether fascinated by history, criminology, or the human psyche, the Prison Museum leaves an indelible impression of the harsh realities and societal dilemmas tied to confinement and punishment. My visit here will stay with me forever.

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South Road ,
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire , AB42 2ZX

t: 01779 581060




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Peterhead Prison Museum, South Road, Peterhead, UK

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