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!

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

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.

We are open 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, come rain or shine!

Our Jail Exhibition, Tearoom, and Gift Shop are open 7 days a week from 9:30am until 6pm (1st Oct – 30th Apr) and from 9.30am – 8pm (1st May – 30th Sept)

Our fully licensed Governors Hall Restaurant serves food from noon until 9pm, 7 days a week.

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.

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 during our development period, however the attraction is open as usual, 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 added in 2018 that 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!

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

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