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Heritage Shortlist



Opening times  Bodmin's Well Trail     

Opening times  Town Museum

Opening times  Court Room Experience

Opening times  Beacon LNR

Opening times  Camel Trail

Opening times  Military Museum

Opening times  St Petroc's Church

Opening times  Bodmin Jail

Opening times  Steam Railway



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Places of Interest Around Bodmin



Bodmin has much to offer community and tourist alike in terms of its history, services and local attractions. Presented below are some of the town's features that offer particular historical interest.


Featured Heritage Attractions



Opening times  Bodmin's Well Trail

Bodmin had several holy and civic wells.

Follow Bodmin's Well Trail and identify The Eye Well, Scarlett's Well, Cock's Well, Berrycoombe Cross and those of St Petroc’s and St Guron.
St Guron's Well House  Well Trail Guide (PDF)

  01208 76616

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Opening times  Town Museum

The Town Museum houses a rich heritage of artifacts and collections that tell the story of Bodmin from the earliest times until around 1950.

Displays include a typical 'pre-electricity' Victorian Cornish kitchen, the indispensible Smith at a local forge, what life was like in Bodmin during the 1914-18 War period and more.

A new Heritage Lottery funded commemorative World War I exhibition has been installed.

Bodmin Town Museum will close as usual at end of October

(Disabled Access Restricted)
Visit the Town Museum  01208 77067

  01208 79268

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Opening times  Times:
Mon before Easter to end September:
Mon-Fri: 10.30 - 4.30  Sat: 10.30 - 2.30
October: Mon-Sat: 10.30 - 2.30
(Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Opening times  Court Room Experience

The Courtroom Experience is a re-enactment of the trial of Matthew Weeks for the murder of Charlotte Dymond.

In the very courtroom in which the trial took place, you will hear conflicting evidence.  Before the historic verdict is handed down, however, you are given the chance to act as the jury. You get to vote - guilty - or not guilty beyond all reasonable doubt...
Visit the Charlotte Dymond Court Room Experience   01208 76616

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Runs all year round. Check further information for days, times and prices.


Opening times  Beacon Local Nature Reserve

Bodmin Beacon LNR (Local Nature Reserve) is 87 acres of beautiful meadows, young woodland and Cornish lanes managed for the benefit of local people and wildlife.

The Beacon Reserve aims to give everybody the opportunity to study, learn or simply enjoy wildlife on their doorstep. Cornwall Council and Bodmin Town Council run a series of free events every year.
Visit the Beacon Local Nature Reserve   01208 76616

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Connect to Cornwall Council website for further details about this popular attraction


Opening times  Camel Trail

Converted by Cornwall County Council, the Camel Trail is a popular walkers' and cyclists' path tracing the bed of an old disused railway line. The path runs alongside the river Camel from Poley's Bridge to the Padstow Estuary, is level and can be used by wheelchair and buggy users.

The trail links the towns of Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin. It can be accessed at the Borough Arms (Dunmere Road) or at Scarlett's Well Road on the outskirts of Bodmin.
Visit the Charlotte Dymond Court Room Experience   01208 76616

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Connect to Cornwall Council website for further details about this popular attraction


Opening times  Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Discover Cornwall’s military heritage in ‘The Keep’, Bodmin’s magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building.

The impressive former barracks of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry now houses displays covering 300 years of history, including items related to the DCLI, volunteer militia and the national collection of The Light Infantry.

The museum welcomes children and is a dog friendly attraction.
Visit the Charlotte Dymond Court Room Experience   01208 72810

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   Museum website

Opening times  Times:
Mid-Mar - Oct: 7 days a week, 10:00 - 17:00
Nov - Mid-Mar: Weds – Sun, 10:00 – 16:30
Please contact for educational or group bookings


Opening times  St Petroc's Church

The parish church of St Petroc is the largest Grade 1 listed church in Cornwall.

Features include a 12th century Bodmin Casket believed to contain the relics of St Petroc and a beautiful 'closed' churchyard.

Medieval coffin stones, crosses, the adjacent St Thomas's Chapel (built 1377), a Well House and St Guron's Well are also of interest.
Visit St Petroc's - the largest Grade 1 listed church in Cornwall   01208 76616

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Opening times  Times:
The church is open from April to September, Mon - Sat: 11:00am - 3.00pm and throughout the year for worship


Opening times  Bodmin Jail

Built in 1778, Bodmin Jail was once the County Prison, notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings, the last of which took place in 1909.

Today, Bodmin Jail is open to the public as a museum. Exhibits include re-creations of notable prisoners with details of their crimes and the sentences they faced. This historical attraction also has a bar, restaurant and gift shop on site.
Visit the Charlotte Dymond Court Room Experience   01208 76292

   Jail website

Opening times  Open 365 days / year
         10.00 - dusk


 
Opening times  Steam Railway

Typical of a branch line you would find in the 1950's, the Bodmin and Wenford railway is Cornwall's only standard gauge section of track still used by steam locomotives.

The railway which uses Bodmin General as its main station caters for a variety of different train experiences and special events. The line itself runs both north to Boscarne Junction near to camel trail and south to Bodmin Parkway station linking it with the main rail network.


Visit the Charlotte Dymond Court Room Experience   01208 73666

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   Railway website

   01208 77963





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