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About this place
Bodmin Jail was originally built for King George III in 1779; the Jail you see today was built with the help of the prisoners who brought 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry.
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Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:30 AM
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Find out what it was life behind bars as an 18th-century prisoner and explore the many cells, the execution shed, the civil prison/exhibition and the naval prison. Open all year.
Still a menacing sight nearly a century after it closed, Bodmin Jail throws you into the life of a Victorian prisoner. The jail was built in 1779 during the reign of King George III, using 20,000 tons of granite from the Cuckoo Quarry on Bodmin Moor. And although the building looks forbidding from…
Bodmin Jail is an historic former prison situated in Bodmin, built in 1779. Visit the cold dank cells and experience real life stories with sounds and smells, this unique attraction also has guided tours set on 6 floors.