Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
opening hours

Opening & Admission

Adult ticket only £5 for a years entry

Children & Schools - FREE

opening hours

  • Winter Season 2016: Oct 2016 - Mid-Mar 2017

    Tues - Sat
    10am - 4pm
    (last admission 3.30pm)

    Main Season 2017: Mid-Mar - Oct

    Open 7 days a week
    10am - 5pm
    (last admission 4.30pm)

    Plus Bank Holiday Weekends and Special Events

  • Winter Season 2017: Nov - Mar

    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. It 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 1137184



Creative shot of a Gun
February 1, 2017 Events

Gun Handling Sessions

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum will be holding special Gun Handling Sessions on selected dates throughout the year.  This an excellent opportunity...

Volunteer Badges
February 28, 2017 Events

Volunteer Open Day at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Join us on the 28th of February for our Volunteer Open Day at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. Do you have some...

The 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot entertain visitors at The Keep, Cornwall's Regimental Museum
March 19, 2017 Eventskids

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum to Open 7 Days a Week!

From the 18th of March 2017 Cornwall’s Regimental Museum will be open 7 days a week! What’s more, during our...

The Museum

Our History

1920 - 2016
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One of the best, if not the best military museum in the Country.  Steeped in history from days gone by of the Light Infantry to modern day… well worth a visit.