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.

Entry fees are:

Adult (16yrs & over) £10

*Child (5-15yrs) £7.50

*Children under 5yrs FREE

Concession (over 65yrs) £8.50

Family (2 adults, 2 children) £32

OR  Take advantage of our Admission & 2-course meal for Two for £50!


The Jail will be closed to the public on Thursday 31st October 2019 for a Private Function.

All ticketed events & bookings will go ahead as scheduled.

We also provide Guided Tours daily; if you would like to join one of our tours please BOOK ONLINE in advance of your visit.

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.

Bodmin Car Park Map

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 Exhibition, Tearoom & Gift Shop, but not permitted in Governors Hall restaurant. We find 11.30am – 3pm is our busiest time during July & August, so you may want to consider this when planning your day out with your four-legged friend.

Our Jail Exhibition, Tearoom, and Gift Shop are open 7 days a week from 9:30am until 6pm (until 4th November 2019)
Our fully licensed Governors Hall Restaurant serves food from noon until 9pm (until 1st December 2019).


Bodmin Jail will remain open as usual until Monday 4th November for a six-month period. The restaurant and giftshop will remain open for dining and pre-booked events until 1st December.

The Jail will be closed to the public on Thursday 31st October 2019 for a Private Function.

All ticketed events & bookings will go ahead as scheduled.

Regrettably, due to the constraints of the building, we are not a wheelchair or pushchair friendly venue, and those with impaired mobility may also find access to some areas difficult. There are chairs situated on each floor for you to sit down and rest, and customers are welcome to come and have a break in the Tearoom throughout their visit: our Jail Team are on-hand to assist should you need help. We would recommend calling us in advance to discuss your requirements, and please read our Access Within Bodmin Jail , which may help you to plan your day.

Bodmin Jail remains open to the public as one of Cornwall’s favourite historic attractions until 4th November 2019, allowing visitors a chance to visit 7 days a week, come rain or shine. Our knowledgeable Jail Guides will continue to patrol the exhibits, bringing to life stories of previous residents and the history of the jail.

*Some exhibits may be of a sensitive nature for the younger generation and we advise parental guidance.

Please note that Bodmin Jail will close its doors for a 6-month period from 4th November 2019 to allow for construction to finish on the on-going £40 million re-development and preservation project that is set to restore this important heritage asset to its former glory.

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