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Address: Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1208 76292
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Atmospheric and solemn

There is no fee for entering the grounds but the museum is definitely worth the fee. The Execution Shed is a solemn place and the information plaques on the walls an eery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There is no fee for entering the grounds but the museum is definitely worth the fee. The Execution Shed is a solemn place and the information plaques on the walls an eery reminder of earliest part of last century and harder times. Definitely worth a visit.

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I can honestly say I reckon it isn't so good as it used to be, it was a lot better before they did the jail up. Food really expensive so didn't eat there. If hungry would recommend going into Bodmin itself

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Newport, Wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I can only comment on the restaurant area as we did not enter the museum part. Whilst visiting Bodmin on a short break we decided to visit the Bodmin Jail restaurant after seeing a leaflet about it. The driveway and entrance to the jail looks really impressive and interesting, some history there. Once inside we asked the polite member of... More 

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Bodmin, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went to Bodmin Gaol and had a really good meal. I had a Chicken Curry and it was delicious. My hubby had a Steak and Ale Pie (with shortcrust pastry - always a bonus). Delicious. Our friends had Seafood Linguini (although it looked like spaghetti to me) and Bass. Both delicious. Then I spoilt it by having a dessert.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was a little disappointed with Bodmin Jail if I am honest it was just cell after cell with no real stories to them other than the name of a person and their crime and sentence I was expecting more life stories and more about the jail than I got. There was a small shop there but we could not... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited Bodmin jail on a hot summers day, it was just a casual visit intended to pass an hour of free time .What I was not expecting was the impact the visit would have.This an experience not to be missed as the visit takes you through the vast multi floored Jail and execution shed.There are plenty of cells with... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Looked forward to visiting the jail for weeks after reading up on it and watching a few Youtube videos showing the paranormal investigations which have taken place there. As you approach the jail you are immediately struck by the bleakness of the façade and how imposing, dark and awful it looks and must have looked to those poor unfortunates who... More 

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worcs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

On reading past reviews it seems this place has a mix of personal thoughts. Unsure how some reviewers only took 20 mins to walk around it..we were there for almost three hours and didn't reallise how time flew! If you are into your history and have a good imagination for the past then this is a great spot. You can... More 

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Seattle, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Along with the Museum, one needs to visit the jail to get the full history of Bodmin and Cornwall. Easy parking and even though I have some difficulty walking, I could see much of it easily.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great as a museum, the new displays are fab. The restaurant is always tasty and value for money. The over night events are fantastic, Mark and his team are brilliant. Well worth a visit, great venue for the whole family.

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