On the day

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
  • Running at: 9.30am, 1pm 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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Junior Jailers Tour
  • Every Saturday
  • Starts: 10:30am
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Brave 7 years +
  • Adult: £15 & Child: £12.50

Calling all Junior Jailers, Bodmin Jail invites you and the family to step back in time with the grimy Georgians and villainous Victorians on our…

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Saints & Sinners Town Walking Tour
  • Tours every Saturday from Mount Folly
  • Running at: 11.00
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • For all the family
  • Step count - approx 3000
  • Adult £10pp | Child £5.00pp
Nowhere in the West Country has such an exciting, odd and challenging history as Bodmin. Saint’s bones, beasts and burgage plots, Bodmin has it…
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After Dark
  • Fridays & Saturdays (minus the last Saturday every month)
  • Starts 9:30pm
  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • 18yrs+
  • £65pp

Expect nothing - expect everything - but most importantly, expect the unexpected - because it can, it will, and it does happen here on-site at…

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Cinema Night
  • Every Thursday beginning August 2022
  • 9pm - midnight
  • Duration: 3hours
  • 18yrs+
  • £30pp

Nowhere does a cinema night quite like Bodmin Jail.

Settled within the heart of the ‘Dark Walk’, our featured horror film will be played in…

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Paranormal Tour
  • Fridays & Saturdays (minus the last Saturday of the month)
  • Starts at 6:30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • 16yrs+
  • £30pp

Bodmin Jail is a unique paranormal location.

Focusing on stories of the prison’s past and the frequently occurring phenomena at the jail, our world-renowned Paranormal…

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