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Address: Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR, England
Phone Number:
+44 1208 76292
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Opening times

We are open for Jail Visits between 09:30 am until 6 pm for...

Opening times

We are open for Jail Visits between 09:30 am until 6 pm for the exhibition. Our fully licensed Bar is open from 09:30, and the restaurant serves food from 10:30 am until 9pm.

Parking & Dogs

We have a FREE car park for our guests to use while you visit the Jail, and a ‘Dog Friendly’ attraction.


Regrettably, due to the constraints of the building, we are not a wheelchair-friendly venue.


All are welcome at Bodmin Jail – come and enjoy a walk round the outside of the Jail, see the only working execution pit in the UK, and our gift shop without charge. For a more in depth look, and to experience our visitor attraction, please see the prices below. All funds generated at the Jail go to the renovation of this important historic building.

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Great place

Each time we have visited Bodmin Jail the food has been lovely. Great restaurant and atmosphere. Small menu, but great quality food.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Truro, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each time we have visited Bodmin Jail the food has been lovely. Great restaurant and atmosphere. Small menu, but great quality food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic night, thank you bodmin jail to bring a comedy night to us! Food was amazing but my only downside to the whole evening was the service, atrocious, the staff could do you so much more!

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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I visited here on a bright and sunny February day. The entrance and cafe area were warm enough, but once we passed through the door into the old jail, we were struck by how cold and forbidding the huge granite building was. The exhibits are housed mainly in former cells, on five floors, each of which is... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoy visiting museums, stately homes, National Trust sites etc. so this seemed to be a good place to visit. £10 seemed a fair price before we went in, and after we left, maybe a little too expensive taking into account what there is to see. There are no guides to show you around and we didn't see any staff... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At £10 per adult it's pricey for what you get. It's a relatively short excursion, so I'd recommend popping in should you be in or around Bodmin but personally I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again. The signage is really poor, you're never quite sure which way to go. We were certain we'd missed the hanging pit... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£10 entry for an adult Took a while to figure out how to get there because of the road works but obviously that's not the attractions fault. Enjoyed my visit with a friend. The information was brilliant and in depth. Really liked the interactive exhibit and thought the one with the ghost and information about the lady and baby in... More 

Thank Charlotte O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a strange place all told. Firstly I must comment on the cost. One adult and two children for £25 is excessive. For the length of the visit the price is poor value. The prison is over a few floors but the Tower is really just a minute or two. Some parts of the exhibitions were under construction too,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to the FREE Halloween party put on by the jail...It was brilliant,the staff were amazing,later in the day everyone were offered a free guided tour of the jail,The guide was very informative and knowledgeable with lots of interesting facts and stories...Well worth a visit....Try and go before it gets it overhaul...Then you can get a before and... More 

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Parracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our time at the jail, although macabre it was well done and interesting. The meal we had in The Governor's Hall was very nice as well

Thank Nick B B
Davidstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I knew Bodmin Jail was in ruins, but until I got there I did not realise that some of the jail was still intact, and the greater part of the exhibit was in this area. Many cells had life size figures in them, not pretty ones like shop mannequins, but ugly ones more like you might have seen in jail... More 

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