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Berrycombe Road, Bodmin. PL31 2NR
01208 76292
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.

About Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail is a remarkable historical site that stands as a testament to the darker aspects of Cornwall’s past. Built in 1779, this imposing structure has been witness to some of the most notorious crimes and punishments of the Georgian and Victorian eras. Today, the jail has been transformed into an immersive and family-friendly attraction that offers visitors a chance to experience this fascinating legacy up close.

As you step inside the walls of Bodmin Jail, you’ll be transported back in time to a world of harsh justice, brutal punishments, and desperate lives. The jail’s award-winning heritage tours offer a unique glimpse into the lives of the prisoners who once called this place home, from their daily routines to their final moments. The self-guided entry option allows visitors to explore the jail at their own pace, taking in the eerie atmosphere and imagining what life must have been like for those who were incarcerated here.

But the history of Bodmin Jail is not limited to the physical realm. For those who dare, the jail also offers a range of paranormal experiences, including ghost walks and overnight investigations. These spine-tingling adventures offer a chance to explore the jail after dark, when the spirits of the past are said to come alive. With our expert paranormal team, you’ll have everything you need to uncover the secrets of this haunting location.

Whether you’re a history buff, a thrill-seeker, or just looking for a unique and unforgettable family outing, Bodmin Jail is the perfect destination. With its rich history, immersive experiences, and stunning location in the heart of Cornwall, this landmark attraction is a must-visit for anyone looking to delve into the darker side of the past. So why not plan your visit today and discover the fascinating and sometimes chilling legacy of Bodmin Jail?

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Opening Times

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

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Family Friendly Attraction

Due to the themes covered and the interactive nature of the displays, parental guidance is recommended. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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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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