Other local attractions
In addition to the Bodmin Keep, Bodmin has a wide range of attractions. Please consult their websites for full details. Bodmin Jail is open with its exciting new visitor attraction, and Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway is open with trains running Tuesday to Thursday, and Sunday.
Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway
Just across the road is Bodmin General station, the home base for the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall’s only standard gauge steam railway. Take a step back in time for an atmospheric 13 miles round trip through idyllic countryside on some of the steepest gradients in Britain.
- Dog friendly
- Family Attraction
Built in 1779 for King George III, Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornish history and has recently been re-developed giving visitors an insight into Cornwall’s dark history. There is a new ‘Dark Walk’ with state of the art theatrical effects that bring some of the grimmest stories vividly to life!Visit site
St Petroc's Church
We carry with us 1500 years of faith here in Bodmin, with our links to the priory, friary and the monks of old. Our 15th century church is one of the 300 largest in the country – full of stories and memories to inspire. Visit us to see the reliquary of St Petroc and the pre-reformation tomb of Prior Vyvyan, to name but two. We remain active in the community and provide space for concerts, events and groups and welcome people for their family or civic celebrations. Come to visit, pray and discover our heritage. The church is open daily.Visit site
Bodmin Visitor Centre
Details of places to stay, such as B&B’s in Bodmin; hotels in Bodmin; cottages in Bodmin and campsites in Bodmin, and things to do in Bodmin such as walking and cycling, or information on Bodmin Moor.Visit site
A 5 minute drive, or 40 minute walk from the museum, this country house, gives an insight in to the ‘upstairs downstairs’ nature of Victorian life, with kitchens and servants quarters, and formal dining and living areas. There’s also a beautiful formal garden, as well as a large estate.Visit site