Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
opening hours

Opening & Admission

Adult ticket only £5 for a years entry

Children & Schools - FREE

opening hours

  • Main Season: March - Oct

    Monday - Saturday
    10am - 5pm
    (last admission 4.30pm)

    Plus Sundays on Bank Holiday, Weekends and Special Events

  • Winter Season: Nov & Feb

    Tuesday - Friday
    10am - 4.30pm
    (last admission 4pm)

    Feb half term

    Monday - Saturday
    10am - 4pm
    (last admission 3.30pm)

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



The Sir John Moore room
September 12, 2016 Exhibit

New Exhibition

A new exhibition about the life of founder of the modern army, Sir John Moore, is now open.  See unique...

Medal Making
October 24, 2016 kids

Half Term Family Fun

Come along to the museum during half term for hands-on activities for all the family, including fun medal-making, dressing up,...

Historical Re-enactment of a WW1 Camp by No1 comapny
November 12, 2016 Events

Living Remembrance Weekend with the Cornwall World War 1 reenactment group

On Remembrance weekend, visit the historic Bodmin Barracks and meet World War 1 soldiers from Cornwall’s regiment, the Duke of Cornwall’s Light infantry.  Join...

The Museum

Our History

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

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A moving experience that was both informative and interesting. Brilliant, thank you.