Bodmin Jail is committed to providing equality of service, access and facilities for all – for both our visitors and our staff – where necessary and reasonable in line with the requirements of the Equality Act and within the constraints of the listed building.
The new public car park in Berrycoombe Vale will have accessible spaces for those vehicles displaying a blue badge.
Visitors will then walk up approximately 300 metres on the pavement to the main entrance of the attraction. The pavement is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
A free passenger assistance service will be available to and from the car park for those less able to walk. This can be selected when booking your tickets.
The main entrance courtyard is gravelled with solid, even surfaces laid across the main routes in and out to enable easy movement.
Getting Around the Attraction
Visitors first enter the new building, where they are guided down a staircase to the lowest level of the attraction. A platform lift provides alternative access.
The route through the new ‘Dark Walk’ attraction is level. When visitors reach the original jail building, they are taken up a level, accessed by stairs or a platform lift.
On the other side of the original jail wing, visitors move outside across a ramp, sheltered by a glazed canopy before entering another building.
The next part of the attraction carries on up slopes through the building and out onto a resin-bound gravel ramp. There are zig-zag bends leading up the slope to the former stables area. This area has large stone slabs but is otherwise level.
The new Gift Shop has level access or ramps.
Please note: the existing building has some narrow, original doorways that are 75cm wide. This should accommodate standard size wheelchairs and conforms to building regulations for existing buildings. However, visitors with wide wheelchairs should contact the attraction before visiting to discuss individual needs.
On opening, one accessible WC will be available at the ‘Dark Walk’ entrance level.
A further accessible WC will be available at a later date in The Administration Building. There are steps to access this, with a stair lift adjacent.
If you have any further questions, please contact us here