Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
opening hours

Opening & Admission

opening hours

  • Main Season 2018: Mar - Oct

    Tuesday - Sunday
    10am - 5pm
    (last admission 4.30pm)

    7 day a week opening during school holidays

  • Winter Season: Nov 17 - Mar 18

    Wednesday - Sunday
    10am - 4:30pm
    (last admission 4pm)

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Recognised as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building constructed in 1857.

The collection and displays cover 300 years of history, telling the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, volunteer militia and the The Light Infantry.

The museum is an Independent Registered Charity, number 1174375 



A Coat for Wilfred Owen - Delabole School exhibition on display at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
January 15, 2018 ExhibitExhibition

Exhibition: ‘A Coat for Wilfred Owen’

The exhibition, ‘A Coat for Wilfred Owen’ features a replica WW1 jacket and ‘pocket packets’ made by schoolchildren from Delabole Community...

Volunteers at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
March 10, 2018 Events

Volunteer Open Days at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Come along to our Volunteer Open Days on Saturday the 10th March or Monday 4th June and see how you...

March 17, 2018 ExhibitExhibition

I AM A RIFLEMAN: Touring Exhibition Opens at Bodmin

I am a Rifleman is a touring exhibition, coming to us from The Rifles Collection in Winchester.  The exhibition will...

The Museum

Our History

1920 - 2016
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  • The logo for the South West Museum Development Program

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I am not a military enthusiast, but the main exhibition room kept me fascinated and enthralled for an hour and a half!