100 Years, 100 Stories: Our brand new immersive exhibition

01 February 2023

Selina Wadge was 28 years old on Thursday 15th August 1887 when she left the condemned cell at Bodmin Jail and made the short walk to the hanging spot, the…

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05 December 2022

It was the night before the feast of St Nicholas and children are leaving their shoes outside in hopes that upon waking, they will find sweets and presents. But some…

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The History of Halloween

30 October 2022

Before the church and the candy companies, the plastic skeletons and food shaped like body parts there was the Celtic holiday of Samhain and the celebration of the Dark. So,…

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Walking with Witches

05 September 2022


Witches were burnt at the stake

False: While it is the case that those convicted of witchcraft were burnt at the stake in Scotland and Europe, in England the…

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Experience Culture From The Edge

17 May 2021

Reboot Cornwall

The initiative invites you back to experience Cornish culture and history in a whole new way, through a range of tech-driven experiences, from mind-bending augmented reality to immersive…

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Star Crossed Lovers - The murder of Charlotte Dymond

12 February 2021

It has all the ingredients of a classic tragedy; a brutal murder in a desolate location, a pretty young victim and a spurned lover who was hanged despite claims of…

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Artist Opens Shop at Bodmin Jail - Win One of Three Exclusive Signed Prints

07 December 2020

Internationally renowned Artist Becky Bettesworth officially opened the shop at Bodmin Jail today. Rather than cutting a ribbon the artist broke the chains to allow visitors to explore the new…

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Ghost Hunting in Cornwall

04 December 2020

Impressions of life gone by through touch and smell and possession. Welcome to a world where icy fingers hold your hands and eerie voices descend through the corridors. People who…

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10 August 2020

 One of Cornwall’s most historic sites, Bodmin Jail, is set to open on 1st October, featuring a brand-new Dark Walk experience – and tickets to the world-class attraction can…

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Becky Bettesworth

01 April 2020

Commissioned artist for Bodmin Jail

The internationally renowned Devon artist, Becky Bettesworth, has been commissioned to create a very special, exclusive artwork for Bodmin Jail, which will only be available…

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Beast of Bodmin

05 February 2020

Does the Beast of Bodmin exist?

The so-called Beast of Bodmin Moor has sparked stories and legends for three decades about a phantom black cat the size of a puma…

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Meet the CEO - Martin Lyall

05 February 2020

Cornwall’s former county jail which originally opened in 1779, is currently in the middle of the largest private leisure development in the South West since the Eden Project; a £40…

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Charity of the Year 2020

22 January 2020

Bodmin Jail nominates the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust as its supported charity for 2020.

Our Cornwall Air Ambulance flies more than 800 missions every year bringing vital emergency medical treatment…

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Working with Falmouth University

22 January 2020

Design exclusive to Bodmin Jail

In 2019 Bodmin Jail put a tender out to the talented students of Falmouth University; looking for an alternative design for a brand new range…

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Plant a Tree – Protect a Tree

17 January 2020

Seymac Distribution Services and Bodmin Jail have been working together to reduce their carbon footprint during the production and distribution of their marketing literature; working together for a better future.…

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