Bodmin Town Museum

Bodmin Town Museum

Museum NOW CLOSED - Reopens again on 15th April the Monday before Easter. Please email if you have any enquiries or want us to research something for you.

We regret that disabled access is restricted.

  • The Belling Lantern Clock

    Cornwall in the 18th and 19th centuries possessed many clockmakers. Indeed, the 1831 Census records 83 watch and clockmakers at work in the county. Amongst these, one of the most well known, was Belling of Bodmin. The Bellings worked between 1706 and 1850.

  • The Blacksmith

    In 1831 there were sixteen blacksmiths, four wheelwrights and a farrier in the borough. The skills of the blacksmith often included those of the wheelwright and the farrier. In the blacksmith's shop a fire was kept burning in the hearth by the skillful use of bellows. With the coming of the car, the blacksmith turned his hand to engines instead of horses eventually becoming the garage mechanic.

  • World War I Commemorative Exhibition

    Major Heritage Lottery funded WWI exhibition featuring Private James Henry Finn VC, his medals and story. Also other stories about local families involved in WWI. A periscope feature shows visitors what a soldier would have seen and heard in the trenches.

Admission & prices


The Museum will reopen on Monday 15th April 2019, the Monday before Easter.

Donations are greatly appreciated.

Find us

The Museum is situated on Mount Folly on the lower ground floor of The Merlin cinema (opening soon) in the centre of the town.

There are two public paying car parks nearby: one behind the cinema and another 50 metres away in Priory Park.

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  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

There are cafes, pubs and parking nearby. Take the steps from Mount Folly to reach the main shopping street, Fore Street, and the pretty pedestrianized Honey Street.

Wheelchair access is possible but not easy so please phone to check before visiting

New low speed road layouts for pedestrians, cyclists and cars.

Bodmin Town Museum is run entirely by volunteers.

Admission is free, but donations to Museum funds are always welcome.

Mount Folly
Bodmin, PL31 2HQ
PL31 2DQ

T: 01208 77067

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Bodmin Town Museum

Mount Folly
Bodmin, PL31 2HQ, CORNWALL PL31 2DQ