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Events and Experiences

All paranormal events are in darkness at some point with the exception of our Historical Jail Tour and Paranormal Tours which are held from 18:30-20:30pm.

 

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Our events are not sleepovers and we do not provide areas to sleep. Our events are fast moving and interactive!

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We encourage you to stay together during the tours and experiences. However, during breaks you are welcome to explore individually or in groups.

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We try to keep the initial group together, however if there is a large number of people we will separate into two groups to allow a full experience.

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Warmer clothes are advisable. We recommend you check the weather forecast in Bodmin prior to arriving. More clothes are better than not enough and we encourage layers. 

Good sturdy footwear is recommended. Please no stilettos or open toed shoes or sandals.

You will be on your feet a lot.

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You may bring your own smaller pieces of equipment to use on your breaks if desired. A torch with spare fully charged batteries. A mobile phone charger.

Cameras and voice recorders are allowed during your breaks or when you are exploring.

You may bring your own snacks or packed lunch. We have access to hot water.

No alcohol is permitted during the event and we have a strict no drug taking policy also. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who appear intoxicated.

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These are not experiences for the light hearted. It can be scary, enlightening, unpredictable and emotional. Many interactions can and will happen.

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This is impossible to answer as the whole jail is paranormally active. It is unpredictable and all areas of the jail are subject to activity. 

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We will give you a great insight into the paranormal world at Bodmin Jail in a factual and entertaining way. Genuine paranormal activity happens on a regular basis – nothing is made up for entertainment.

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No! We work hard to ensure attachments or deep connections with spirits or entities do not happen. You will only take home what you brought with you!

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You will always be safe. A lot of time and effort goes into preparing and understanding the current activity prior to your visit.

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Groups

There must be a minimum of 10 guests. This does not include anyone who is eligible for free entry

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Prices start from just £8.50 per person. Tickets coming soon...

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Please contact us by emailing tara@bodminjail.org or call our dedicated Group & Sales Manager on 01208 76292. Tickets on sale soon...

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For group visits, we allow one driver (per coach or minibus) and one group organiser, tour escort or Blue Badge Guide (per coach or minibus).


If anyone in the group is aged under five, they do not need to pay for entry. We also offer free entry for one carer per visitor with a disability.


Please note: to qualify for a group visit, there must be 10 or more people in the group. This number does not include anyone who qualifies for free entry.

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Absolutely! We have a range of guided tours available starting from £2.50 per person.

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The Jail is accessible for standard wheelchairs and mobility aids, up to 630mm in width. Lifts are available to carry our less-mobile visitors between floors.

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You can book a group visit at any time of year, provided we are open as usual and there is availability. It is advisable to make your booking well in advance especially if you would like to visit during peak season June – September. lease that you have reserved your place with us before you advertise dates or start selling seats. Book online here.

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We have a dedicated coach drop-off and pick-up point in Berrycoombe Vale PL31 2NR, just below Jail, with coach parking available at the Priory Car Park in Bodmin Town, PL31 2DQ. Find out how to get here.

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On arrival please make your way through the Gatehouse Arch entrance to our Admissions Hall - a member of the Jail Team will be there to greet you.

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Jail Attraction visit will be approx. 1.5-2hrs.bAllow extra time if your wish to dine and shop!

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We will endeavour to keep your group together, however the first sections of the jail attraction are pulsed, so groups of 25+ may be split across two entry pulses, approx 10 mins apart. Once through these first sections, your group will reunite in the Naval Wing to continue your journey.

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The new attraction is launching this Summer.  For further information about opening times and dates, please visit our opening times page.

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