Bodmin Jail has to be one of the best untapped learning resources in the County; one of the most useful places for teaching staff and students to visit, and it’s right on your doorstep!
Established in 1779, its rich history offers an ability to chart not only the architectural evolution of the buildings, but the entire penal system, changes in Law, Monarchy, wars, transport, and the economy; thus offering one of the richest relevant place-based learning resources available today.
From basic history to in-depth research, design and spatial planning, creative writing, a journey through justice, script writing, and much more we are able to offer teachers a range of contextual learning packages that are relevant and linking into today’s demanding curriculum requirements – including ‘Inspire’.
Our aim is not only to preserve and re-tell the story behind the Jail’s rich heritage, but to inspire the next generation of historians, novelists, designers, engineers and film makers; to give that little spark that may just launch a brilliant career.
Teaching staff should contact our Education Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01208 76292, to seek advice on the types of tour and resources that are currently available.
PLEASE NOTE: School visits are available to book until 4th November 2019, when the jail closes for 6-month refurbishment. The brand new attraction and learning centre will re-open on 1st May 2020.
Although the main gates are locked at around 11.30 p.m., we cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of valuable items left in vehicles on the premises.
This entire web site is for general information and illustration only. No part of it constitutes an offer or contract. Nothing is binding on any party. Any product or service can be altered or withdrawn at any time without notice. For further information or clarification, please call the Jail on 01208 76292
Bodmin Jail is the trading style of Web Ellis Estates Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. No.6776084. VAT Reg: 944 5239 10 Registered Office: Bodmin Jail, Berrycoombe Rd, Bodmin. Cornwall. PL31 2NR.