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Jail Break for Bodmin

08 October 2019

Bodmin Jail, one of Cornwall’s most loved historical attractions and Cornwall’s former County Gaol, announces today that it will close its doors for a 6-month period from 4th November 2019…

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Fun bat facts

28 August 2019

Bats are incredible creatures. Below are some fun bat facts so you can learn more about these interesting animals!

  • Bats are flying mammals.
  • While others can glide, bats are the…

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Bidfood Eco Blog

21 August 2019

Here at Bodmin Jail we are passionate about helping the environment in any way we can!

We have dedicated recycling bins and we use eco-friendly cleaning products throughout the whole…

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The Jackdaws of Bodmin Jail

31 July 2019

There are many stories and tales regarding Jackdaws and their mysteries. The Jackdaws of Bodmin Jail have their own story and history.

According to legend the first Jackdaws arrived at…

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Superdry's "Summer Or Nothing"

10 July 2019

We have been added to Super Dry’s “Summer Or Nothing” page for things to do in the South West of England! We are honoured to be recognised by such a…

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Charity of the Year 2019

29 March 2019

Bodmin Jail nominates the Cornwall Hospice Care as its supported charity for 2019.

It’s been revealed that Cornish healthcare charity Cornwall Hospice Care has been chosen as Bodmin Jail’s Charity…

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Take the kids to Bodmin Jail

09 January 2019

In a nutshell

A former jail on the edge of the town, built in 1779 by prisoners of war. Inside the gloomy and imposing granite building there are six floors…

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Cornwall Tourism Awards 2018 - Silver Winner

02 November 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved a Silver award in the small attraction of the year category at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards. A big thank you…

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Cornwall Tourism Awards 2018 - Nomination

03 October 2018

Bodmin Jail has been shortlisted in the final three of the Small Attraction of the Year category, for the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2018/19.

We are absolutely delighted that are our…

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Paranormal Conference 2018 - Jason Semmens

17 July 2018

We are delighted to confirm our next guest speaker for our Paranormal Conference being held at the jail this coming November.

Jason focuses chiefly on beliefs in witchcraft and popular…

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Paranormal Conference 2018 - Brian Sterling-Vete

03 July 2018

We are excited to confirm Brian Sterling-Vete as guest speaker for our Paranormal Conference, to be held at the Jail in November.

Brian was born in Manchester, England, and is…

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Team Member of the Month - May 2018

25 May 2018

Congratulations Jess!

Jess is one of our Jail Guides, and has been voted Staff Member of the Month by our lovely visitors.

Always bright and chirpy, with a talent for…

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Hole in One

16 May 2018

Charity Golf Day

‘The Inmates’ had a great day out supporting Bodmin Rotary’s Charity Golf Day; raising funds in aid of research into Motor Neurone Disease.

MND is currently incurable,…

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Scrapbook adventures

25 April 2018

“I don’t believe in ghosts. That’s something I’ve always told myself and others – partly because I’ve never experienced anything from the paranormal, and partly because the thought of anything…

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What a birthday treat

03 April 2018

We recently received a great review of our After Dark Experience…

“I am writing to say thank you for a wonderful evening, from start to finish; We arrived for a…

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