The Bodmin & Wenford Railway is Cornwall’s premier steam railway. Operating over 6.5 miles of steeply graded track, through some idyllic countryside, the atmosphere and nostalgia of a typical Cornish branch line is recreated.
Close to the A30 and walking distance to Bodmin town centre, the Bodmin Railway has fun for all the family, with special events throughout the year.
01208 73555 Click here for more details.
Cornwall Regimental Museum
Housed in Bodmin’s magnificent Victorian army barracks, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum at Bodmin Keep provides a fascinating insight into 300 years of international conflict and military history.
Displays cover Waterloo, World War 1 and World War 2, right up to more recent conflicts in Northern Ireland and Iraq. It has one of the best weaponry and medal collections on display in the country, as well as a huge chunk of the Berlin wall and a WW1 Trench to explore!
With something for the whole family, young and old, the exhibitions captivate and inspire, truly connecting visitors with stories from our past.
You can play the bugle, dress up in military uniform, handle historic weaponry or get creative in our craft room! You can even bring the family dog!
Open Tuesdays – Sundays and every day in the school holidays!
01208 72810 Click here for more details.
St Petrocs Church
St Petroc’s Church is the largest and one of the oldest parish churches in Cornwall. The present Church dates back to the between 1469 and 1472 although earlier churches existed on the same site back to 540AD when St Petroc and St Gerren founded an ecclesiastical settlement.
This is where the name Bodmin comes from, “Bod-Menegh” in Cornish meaning “abode of monks” and the Church went on to play a central role in Bodmin’s history and development.
Visit the church, situated amidst an array of Holly Wells. See the impressive Norman font and a precious 12th Century, Sicilian ivory casket that held the bones of its patron saint.
01208 77674 Click here for more details.
Bodmin Town Museum
Local History Museum situated in the town centre. The museum houses a rich history of artefacts and collections that tell the story of Bodmin and its countryside from the earliest times.
Find out what was happening in Bodmin in 1919.
Bottle collecting, Morris Dancing, an eccentric leatherworker and a pair of grape scissors – discover all these and much more in new and updated displays.
An exciting Quiz for children and teenagers. Books, leaflets and souvenirs for sale.
Always something different and interesting to discover in Bodmin Town Museum
Before visiting check website for opening times this season as, due to circumstances, we occasionally have to close.
Admission to the museum is free but donations are gratefully received. Dog friendly and quiz for children.
Mon-Fri 10.30am to 4.30pm
Saturdays and October: 10.30am to 2.30pm
CLOSED Sundays – OPEN some Bank Holidays
Wheelchair access possible but not easy so please email or phone before your visit to check if there is help available if you need it.
01208 77067 Click here for more details.
Bodmin Jail Attraction is now CLOSED for 6 months to allow for construction to finish on the new experience which re-opens 1st May 2020.
The Tea Room & Governors Hall Restaurant remains open until 1st Dec 2019.
01208 76292 Click here for more details.
The Courtroom Experience is now CLOSED.
We want to thank all our visitors for their reviews and comments, throughout the courtroom’s 19 year history. 2000 – 2019.
01208 76616 Click here for more details. We hope to re-open the courtroom in a different format in the future.