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Best Days Out Cornwall

Berrycombe Road, Bodmin. PL31 2NR
01208 76292
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A public pay and display car park is about a 5 minutes walk from the Jail. For those with mobility issues, please call us about our courtesy Passenger Assist Vehicle. We only accept guide dogs/assistance dogs into the attraction.
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About Bodmin Jail

Discover life behind bars as an 18th Century prisoner in the heart of Cornwall. Bodmin Jail, on the edge of Bodmin Moor, housed rebels, soldiers, debtors and some of Cornwall’s most notorious criminals from the 18th century onwards.

Now a world class attraction after a major redevelopment, immerse yourself in the Dark Walk, a state-of-the-art experience bringing some of the grimmest tales of Cornwall’s criminals vividly to life.

Discover the paranormal, peek into Cornwall’s dark underbelly and learn what life was like for those accused of heinous crimes. See inside the Jail cells and explore artefacts from prison life.

A daring experience for all the family, Bodmin Jail shows Cornish history as you’ve never seen it before.

Opening Times

Open all year round – check website for details of our most up to date opening information.

Better for children over 8

The attraction, due to the themes covered and the interactive nature of the displays, is better suited for families with children aged eight and over.

What Visitors Say

This was my first visit to Bodmin!
And let's just say I wasn't left unhappy.
The place is amazing and well thought out!
Staff very nice and welcoming!
All four of us who went didn't have a bad thing to say.
We will certainly return....."
"Pleasantly surprised! We went as a rainy day option and actually had a brilliant time. The dark walk was so much fun and very well done. The museum section was all very well laid out and just enough information to fill your time without feeling like you've mountains to read. An excellent mix of genuine artifacts and recreations, all in the heart of the old jail. "
"Fantastic value for money. The design of the tour is brilliant with interchanging between a virtual and actual tour guide. The layout is wonderful as both children and adults can move easily and freely around."

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