No advance booking is necessary for standard entry, but you can now purchase admission tickets prior to your visit should you wish to – enabling us to ‘fast track’ your entry on arrival onsite.
Adult (16yrs & over) £10
*Child (5-15yrs) £7.50
*Children under 5yrs FREE
Concession (over 65yrs) £8.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £32
*Some exhibits may be of a sensitive nature for the younger generation and we advise parental guidance.
We only allow disabled Blue Badge parking onsite; spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Public parking is available within the Bodmin Town Car Parks just a short stroll away.
Priory Car Park – PL31 2DQ – Priory Car Park is a Pay and Display car park for approximately 150 cars with additional spaces adjacent to the Football Club, 14 min walk.
Dennison Road Car Park – PL31 2LL – Pay and display, short stay car park with 62 spaces, 8 min walk.
Fore Street Car Park – PL31 2DB – Pay and display with both long and short term car parking, 16 min walk.
We recommend that all coaches drop-off and pick-up at the bottom of the hill, below the Jail – coach parking can be found at Priory Car Park – PL31 2DQ
Dogs are welcome throughout the Jail Grounds & Exhibition, Tearoom & Gift Shop, but not permitted in Governors Hall restaurant. Due to peak demand, and taking into consideration our valued customer feedback: access for dogs is NOT permitted inside the Jail buildings between 12pm – 3pm, during July & August.
We are open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, come rain or shine!
1st April – 30th September 9.30am – 8pm
1st October – 31st March 9.30am – 6pm
PLEASE NOTE: During January and up to 15th February 2019 we will be open our regular opening hours as stated above on Wednesday to Saturday . However; we will be open from 9.30am – 6pm, with last meal orders in our Governors Hall and Exhibition admissions no later than 4pm on Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays.
Access to parts of the Jail may be restricted for those with mobility issues – unfortunately due to the layout and construction of this heritage site we are not currently a wheelchair or pushchair friendly venue. Please call us in advance of your visit for more details if you feel this may affect you.
As you may notice on arrival, a large area of the derelict wings of the Jail is now scaffolded as we embark on an exciting £30m development program to preserve this heritage building for the future; introducing a 63 bedroom hotel within both the original prison wings, and upgrading the existing attraction with a new £8.5m Attraction and Education Centre.
Please note that the existing attraction is largely unaffected and remains open to the public 7 days a week, come rain or shine. We have closed one area which previously housed a dozen exhibits, but these have been relocated elsewhere within the attraction.
Furthermore, admission prices have been retained at our 2017 prices with no annual increase planned for this year, and we have added value to your visit by opening a walk-in prison cell within the basement level, creating the Timeline Room, and the Paranormal Room; two brand new features for 2018 that will give you a detailed insight through images and text to the Jails fascinating history, past residents, future plans, and paranormal ‘goings-on’.
We have also recently introduced Jail Guides; a team of knowledgeable and entertaining staff, who patrol the five levels of the Jail bringing the stories of previous residents, and the Jail’s history to life in a fun and engaging manner.
We hope you enjoy your visit!