100 Years - 100 Stories
Running from January 7th to April 30th, discover the objects, and unearth their stories. 100 objects dotted around Bodmin Jail - find the object, scan the NFC tag, and learn all about the history attached to them. 100 years of Bodmin Jail's history awaits. Can you find them all?
Calling all Junior Jailers, Bodmin Jail invites you and the family to step back in time with the grimy Georgians and villainous Victorians on our brand new Junior Jailers Guided Tour.
Nowhere does a cinema night quite like Bodmin Jail. Settled within the heart of the ‘Dark Walk’, our featured horror film will be played in the courthouse, providing a viewing atmosphere like no other.
Ghost Hunting Night
Bodmin Jail has a reputation. We invite you to take part in your own paranormal investigation to see for yourself if the building’s most haunted reputation is warranted.
From the crimes to the courthouse and gallows to the grave, Bodmin Jail provides a unique opportunity to get up close to the Georgians and the Victorians. Our Guides will take you from the eighteenth century ‘Bloody Code’ to the last execution in Cornwall in 1909.
Expect nothing - expect everything - but most importantly, expect the unexpected - because it can, it will, and it does happen here on-site at Bodmin Jail.
You're Pulling My Leg Tour
Our award winning Heritage Guides will take you from public to private hangings, the short drop to the long drop, to the headline executions of the 1800s. Discover hanging folklore, infamous hangmen and punishments beyond the grave this April. You’d be foolish not to.
Visiting the Prison
History is for everyone. Whether you are looking for standard entry, heritage tours or paranormal events we offer an immersive, unforgettable, world-class journey to the past. Your experience is waiting.
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From the crimes to the courthouse and gallows to the grave, Bodmin Jail provides a unique opportunity to get up close to the Georgians and the Victorians. Arsenic poisoners to arsonists, murderers to mutinous hanging crowds, Bodmin Jail’s Guided Heritage Tour is one of our most popular tours, steeped in history and suitable for the whole family.
Offering a range of paranormal tours and events, Bodmin Jail gives you the opportunity to explore the dark side of this outstanding building and its former residents. From Cinema Nights to the infamous After Dark, there is something for all souls.
The History of Bodmin Jail
Built in 1779 for King George III, Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornwall’s history and this bold re-development gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. Learn more about the fascinating History of Bodmin Jail.
As a child I visited Bodmin jail and always thought it was amazing, however after visiting on Sunday I was blown away by their re ramp! It was incredible.
A fantastic high quality visitor experience. Brilliant special effects, interesting information delivered in an engaging way and excellent customer service all round.
Absolutely amazing, really enjoyed it! The effects were well done and the whole experience was informative as well as very interesting. Well done Bodmin Jail looking forward to visiting again in the very near future.