Aberdeenshire Museums Service

Organisation: Archive, Museum

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

Dates: 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

Aberdeenshire Museums Service include Arbuthnot Museum, Banchory Museum and Aberdeenshire Farming Museum.

We were lucky enough to be asked by HMP to take objects from Peterhead Prison when the old building was due for demolition. We also have a straitjacket, body restraints and any amount of handcuffs. We also have some photographs in our image collection. As well as the prison collection we also have early police tipsticks and batons, shackles, nippers, and a nice collection of archival material.

Station Road, Mintlaw AB42 5EE

Contact: museums@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Who can access the collection?

Internal only (staff), External (public), Registered users, Online access (catalogue only), Online (digital records)

How big is the collection?

Documents: Less than 10
Photographs: Less than 10
Objects: 11- 100
Artwork: None
Books/journals/magazines: Less than 10