While the Jail is open all year round as one of Cornwall’s top historic attractions, we also cater to local charity groups, birthday parties, weddings, funeral wakes, photo shoots, bands, and even film crews, providing an ideal event location. Please contact us using the form below to discuss your specific requirements.
Bodmin Jail is open to art installations of all types and mediums. From stunning paintings to interactive sculptural exhibits, the jail offers a perfect backdrop for your installation.
For the couple with a taste for something different, Bodmin Jail features high vaulted ceilings, crumbling walls and beautiful lighting, adding a layer of mystery to your wedding photos.
Wedding Photography by Lily & Frank
Backdrops to Bands & Fashion Shoots
The crumbling walls and eerie lighting of the jail’s interiors make Bodmin Jail a popular choice for fashion shoots and band photography. Richly textured and atmospheric, the jail makes for striking photos.
Photographs of Huron shot by Lucy Turnbull for a magazine campaign promoting the band. Shot using the Jail’s Naval wing as a backdrop.
Beautiful architecture broken down by years of decay adds a special touch to all body art photographs. The dark, textured walls contrast beautifully with the smooth skin of your body art models. Use our inspiring building to bring your creations to life.
Body Art Photographs taken in the cells and grounds of the jail by Sean Hurlock, Darren Shilson, Andrea Michele and Illumica Photography.
Music Video Venue
Perfect for bands and music artists looking for an authentic and macabre setting for their music videos, the jail is darkly beautiful and absolutely stunning choice. The jail has been used as the location for various music videos including:
Video crews on site filming documentary
Behind the scenes on a film shot at the Jail:
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Guided Tours daily - advance booking required. See our 'Events' tab for more details...
Although the main gates are locked at around 11.30 p.m., we cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of valuable items left in vehicles on the premises.
This entire web site is for general information and illustration only. No part of it constitutes an offer or contract. Nothing is binding on any party. Any product or service can be altered or withdrawn at any time without notice. For further information or clarification, please call the Jail on 01208 76292
Bodmin Jail is the trading style of Web Ellis Estates Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. No.6776084. VAT Reg: 944 5239 10 Registered Office: Bodmin Jail, Berrycoombe Rd, Bodmin. Cornwall. PL31 2NR.