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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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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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It's raining on my head

27 March 2018

Bodmin Jail – Built in 1779, Rebuilt in 2018.

With the unusually high levels of rain and snow we have been experiencing this winter, water is cascading through nearly five…

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Sleeping giant

20 March 2018

It’s amazing to think that in the space of a month or two we have gone from a sleeping giant to a hive on activity across the Bodmin Jail site.

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Long-eared and whiskered

14 March 2018

Two Thirds of Britain’s Bat Species can be found at Bodmin Jail.

Fittingly, for an old building steeped in history, Bodmin Jail is much loved by bats.  Of the 17…

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Testimony to the builder

05 March 2018

As rays of sunlight pierce the broken glass of the cell windows and cast their warming light deep into the derelict cells, you can’t help but think of the men…

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Whimsy & BOO to you

07 December 2017

Jess completes her first piece of work at the Jail.

The tragic tale of Selina Wadge has been depicted in this original artwork – Jess has spent many hours snuggled…

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A birds eye view

15 November 2017

Our Commercial Manager Chris, donned his brave pants and a hard hat this week to join the survey team in a tiny, wire enclosed ‘basket’ suspended 120ft above the ground:…

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Artist in residence

15 November 2017

Meet the latest addition to our Jail inmates.

Talented Artist in Residence Jess Marlton: Jess recently graduated from Falmouth University with a First in Authoritative Illustration.

Her work during this…

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