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

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.

Accessibility

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

Prices

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 stables 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.

Adult (16+) £10.00 | Children 5-15 £7.50 | Children under 5 FREE | Concessions (65 and over) £8.50 | Family Ticket – (2 Adults, 2 Children) £32.00

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A family visit

Upon arrival we were greeted very warmly by the staff and told the route to take around the Jail. It was very informative with lots of signs and stories. Glad we visited and may... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time today for Sunday lunch. Great location and decor, very good service from Jodie and Georgina. The meal was very well presented, hot and tasted delicious. Very pleasing entertainment from Professional Pianist Roger Miners, which complimented the afternoon superbly. Tour of the Jail available with additional bar and tearoom,along with souvenir shop. We will be going... More 

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1 Thank Trevor A
Management response:

Hello and thank you for your wonderful review. Of course it made us happy that you enjoyed your visit and glad the food and service were up to your standards. We agree as well that Roger does add a special touch to the Sunday afternoons. Thank you again, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my home educated son here today to start learning about crime and punishment in years gone by. There are lots of write ups on actual people that were jailed and executed there. You get to walk inside some cells and there are lots of models/case studies on people who spent time there. There was even the execution shed... More 

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Management response:

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We have many new development plans in the works and the navigational aspect is one that we are addressing. We look forward to your next visit. Take care, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a very intresting place well worth a visit and some very intresting facts.lets you know what life was like back then .you wouldent want to go back to this place a second time as a prisoner

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Thank chrisann10
Management response:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are happy that your enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must , we spent just over 2 hours here very interesting very hard to walk away you just want to know more. If down there again would defo go back for second visit

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Management response:

Hello and thank you for writing us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and look out for the new developments coming soon. Take care, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! The staff are very friendly, the exhibits are amazing! Very educational great value visit! Very easy to find, well sign posted. Really gives you a sense of how these prisoners were kept and felt during the time of this jail.

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Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us and with many development plans in process so we look forward to you future visits and future review. Take care, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

england
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival we were greeted very warmly by the staff and told the route to take around the Jail. It was very informative with lots of signs and stories. Glad we visited and may be back again one day. Good value for money.

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Thank paulnicholasEngland
Management response:

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

Bodmin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to come all the time the overnight ghost hunts are great, The venue is ace and Mark is brilliant and really knows he stuff but just recently there has been a new member of staff working along side him. In fact never leaves his side, I found her to be rude, loud and unhelpful. its a shame as... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visiting the jail after talking about for many years Well myself and my wife was pleasantly surprised On arrival you have parking with inside of the jail itself into its original courtyard On entering the building you can go straight to lovely presented reception where you pay and everything is explained in detail to what to expect The... More 

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Management response:

Hello and thank you for your review. We are of course very pleased you enjoyed your day with us and with new owners many more improvements are on the way. Thank you again, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bodmin jail is the old napolionic jail the housed in one part navy prisoners and the other part civilian prisoners. There is lots of information available and the food in the restaurant is varied and good value for money Highly recommend a visit

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Management response:

Thank you for your review. We are of course very pleased you enjoyed your day with us and with new owners many more improvements are on the way. Thank you again, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good tourist attraction and good value for money. Lots to see. The chocolate cake in the restaurant was also delicious!

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Thank OB32
Management response:

Hello and thank you for your review. We are of course very pleased you enjoyed your day with us and with new owners many more improvements are on the way. I have to admit I like the chocolate cake as well. Thank you again, Brock - brock@bodminjail.org GM More 

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