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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
  • Running at: 9.30am, 1pm and 4.30pm
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Parental discretion
  • Step count - approx 1000
  • Adult £25pp | Child £15pp

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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100 Years - 100 Stories
  • Runs from January 7th 2023 - April 30th 2023
  • Available with Standard Jail Entry
  • Parental discretion
  • NFC Tagging

100 Stories

Running from January 7th to April 30th, discover the objects, and unearth their stories.

100 objects dotted around Bodmin Jail - find the…

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