Bodmin Jail Attraction is now CLOSED for 6 months to allow for construction to finish on the new experience which re-opens 1st May 2020. Our Tea Room & Governors Hall Restaurant remain open until 1st Dec 2019.


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.

Art Installations

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.

Wedding Photos

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.

Photographs from a fashion photo shoot in the Jail’s Naval wing for Moonmaiden Gothic Clothing


Body Art Photographs

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:


Please fill in the form on the right of the page giving as much information as you can so that we are able to answer your enquiry as quickly as possible, ensuring you click the events button below the form.

Bodmin Jail Prisoner for a Day Poster

Bodmin Jail Paranormal Charity Event Poster

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