The Attraction is now closed but you can still visit our Tea Room, Gift Shop, Courtyard and Governors Hall Restaurant until 1st December 2019 for free. Events at the Jail will return in 2020 when the attraction re-opens.

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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

Our Tearoom and Gift Shop are open 7 days a week from 9:30am until 6pm (until 1st December 2019)
Our fully licensed Governors Hall Restaurant serves food from noon until 9pm Thurs – Sun, and from noon – 6pm Mon-Weds (until 1st December 2019).

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.


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