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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

Heritage Guided Tour
  • Tours on every day
  • Starts: 9.30am and 4.30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Family | Suitable for all ages
  • Adult £20pp | Child £12.50pp

Tour Overview

Get under the skin of Bodmin Jail with an in-depth and personal historical tour through this truly unique and atmospheric building.

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Go Darker Heritage Tour
  • Tours on every day from 18th - 31st October 2pm
  • Starts: 2pm

NEW! This Halloween month, Bodmin Jail is stepping into their darkest stories and history. A new eye-opening heritage tour will bring you up close to…

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