Visitor Information

Bodmin Jail is now CLOSED until May 2020 as we complete construction on our exciting new Attraction! There will be a lot to see and do in the New Year, find out more here

NEW FOR 2020!

On the 1st May 2020, the brand new and exciting £8.5million immersive Bodmin Jail visitor experience will re-open with the introduction of a new ‘Dark Walk’ and a complete rehaul of the existing attraction.

Four linked experiences will take visitors on a route through an interactive, educational, fun and punishing depiction of life in the 18th and 19th century and provide them with entertaining and informative history of the region, the jail and its former inmates. Ghostly voices from Cornwall’s murky past will appear alongside highway robbers, smugglers, miners and tales of the Bodmin Beast, using the latest technology and theatrical effects to allow visitors to experience the life and death within the prison walls and Cornwall as a whole.

Getting to Bodmin Jail

By CAR: Type PL31 2PY into your Sat Nav to find Bodmin Jail.

By BUS: The local bus route will not take you directly the Jail, but drop-off in Bodmin Town; an easy 10-minute stroll away. Check bus times with First Group and please note that buses are only frequent in high season.

By TRAIN: Bodmin Parkway is on the mainline through Cornwall and is situated 4-miles outside of Bodmin Town. You will need to catch a bus or arrange a taxi for the journey from station to Jail/ Bodmin Town.

By BICYCLE: The Jail is situated along the popular Camel Trail cycle route which runs from Padstow, through Wadebridge to Bodmin Town centre.

Parking

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

Due to concerns over animal welfare we do not allow dogs inside the Jail buildings.

Contact us:

info@bodminjail.org

  • +44 (0)1208 76292
  • Bodmin Jail, Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2NR

Please use the following postcode in your

SAT NAV device: PL31 2PY

Opening Times

Bodmin Jail is now CLOSED until May 2020 as we complete construction on our exciting new Attraction! There will be a lot to see and do in the New Year, find out more here

Bodmin Jail is now CLOSED until May 2020 as we complete construction on our exciting new Attraction! There will be a lot to see and do in the New Year, find out more here

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