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100 Years, 100 Stories: Bodmin Jail's new exhibition marks 100 years since the last prisoner left

Bodmin Jail opens its brand new ‘100 Years, 100 Stories’ exhibition which marks the start of a year of celebrations to commemorate 100 years since the last prisoner left the jail.

Bodmin Jail is throwing its doors open to the public and welcoming one and all to the ‘100 Years, 100 Stories’ exhibition. Visitors are invited to experience this unique exhibition which features 100 objects placed around the attraction, each telling a story from the Jail’s intriguing history.

Jess Marlton, General Manager at Bodmin Jail said, “Our family friendly exhibition will feature objects and tales to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Our hope is that people are intrigued by the Jail’s vast array of stories and will continue to visit to learn more about this building’s history and heritage throughout our 100 Years celebrations in 2023.”

Jess continued, “The 100 objects have been carefully curated by our team of experts, and each tell their own tale of love, loss, debauchery, retribution and new beginnings throughout the almost 250 years since the Jail was built. We have also opened three further cells and introduced scent into the building to further enhance the immersive journey. The spaces and stories are deeply personal, as if the prisoners have just walked out of their cells and left behind a tantalising glimpse of the past.”

Alongside its immersive experiences, the Jail also holds itself to its educational responsibility to keep the stories of its inmates alive and share the history with generations to come.

The ‘100 Years, 100 Stories’ exhibition is running until the 30th April, and access is included with general admission to Bodmin Jail.

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