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Visitors will be able to discover Cornwall’s most haunting histories in a truly state-of-the-art augmented reality and immersive experience.

The ‘Dark Walk’, the first of its kind in Cornwall, will use theatrical effects and the latest technology to transport visitors back to Cornwall’s murky past, enabling a first-hand experience of the penal life of a working Victorian prison on the fringes of Bodmin Moor.

Retold for 21st century audiences, the haunting cinematic visual experience will tell stories of smuggling, mining and everyday hardships facing Cornwall’s poorest, including tales from infamous prisoners such as Elizabeth Osborne, Selina Wadge and the Lightfoot Brothers, who paid the ultimate price at the hangman’s rope.

In addition to the unique new Dark Walk, the team at Bodmin Jail is delighted to launch revamped Heritage Tours and 'After Dark' experiences hosted by highly knowledgeable and experienced guides. The tours will provide exclusive experiences that will give visitors the chance to explore the Jail and town, understanding the history as well as the energy and extensive paranormal activity the Jail harbours.

What's on today

Platinum Jubilee
  • Platinum Jubilee Celebrations begin from 23rd May 2022
Join us at Bodmin Jail for a long weekend of celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee in Cornwall. 
Experience the Queen Victory tour with our award…
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Heritage Guided Tour
  • Tours on every day
  • Running at: 9.30am and 4.30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Parental discretion, recommended 8+
  • Step count - approx 1000
  • Adult £20pp | Child £12.50pp

Tour Overview

Join one of our award-winning Heritage Guides and experience a personal, in-depth historical tour through Bodmin Jail. Designed by Sir John Call and…

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Queen Victory Guided Tour
  • Tours on every day from 23rd May - 5th June 2022
  • Starts: 2pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Parental discretion, recommended 8+
  • Step count - approx 1000
  • Adult £20pp | Child £12.50pp
As we celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of one extraordinary monarch, our thoughts turn to the power houses that came before her. Bodmin Jail’s ‘Queen…
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Scary Cinema and Paranormal Tour
  • Every Thursday
  • 9pm - 1am
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • 18yrs+
  • £25pp

Tour Overview

Combine a trip to the movies with a night exploring the depths of Bodmin Jail!

Our cinema nights are very much out of…

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Bodmin Town and Jail Heritage Ghost Walk
  • Every Wednesday
  • Starts: 8.30pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • 16yrs+
  • £25pp

Tour Overview

The Bodmin Town and Jail Heritage Ghost Walk experience gives you a chance to walk in the footsteps of the prisoners in a…

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Historical Jail and Paranormal Tour
  • Every Friday and Saturday
  • Starts: 6.30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • 16yrs+
  • From £25pp

Tour Overview

The Bodmin Jail Historical and Paranormal Tour experience will give you a great insight into the paranormal world at Bodmin Jail, combining history…

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After Dark Experience
  • Every Friday and Saturday
  • Starts: 9pm
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • 18yrs+
  • £55pp

Event Overview

“Expect the unexpected. Expect nothing. Expect anything and everything. I guarantee you will leave with something interesting to think about!”

Kirsten, Bodmin Jail…

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