opening hours

Opening & Admission

opening hours

  • Open All Year Round JAN- DEC 2019

    Closed Mondays

    Open Tuesday - Saturday
    10am - 5pm
    (last admission 4.30pm)

    Open Sundays
    12pm - 4.30pm
    (last admission 4pm)

Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays and 7 days a week during School Holidays.

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Recognised as one of the finest Military Museums 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 1859.

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

To experience the museum online please take our 3D IMMERSIVE ONLINE TOUR 


The museum is an Independent Registered Charity, number 1174375 



Close up of a Gun's firing mechanism
February 17, 2020 EventsFamily FriendlyFREE

Weapons through the ages – talk and handling

17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 February at 11-11:30am and 2 – 2:30pm.  Discover one of the finest collections of weaponry...

February 17, 2020 CrafternoonfamilyFebruary half termFREEkids

February half term crafternoons

17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 February 2020 Join us to make a dove of peace to take home.   ...

February 19, 2020 Family FriendlyFebruary half termFREELove Bodmin

Curator’s curiosities

Explore some of our most unusual objects in the museum collection with our Curatorial Interns Sarah Waite and Katie Sawyer. 

The Museum

Our History

1920 - 2016
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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!