Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
opening hours

Opening & Admission

opening hours

  • 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, 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 1137184



Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Exhibition at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
May 27, 2017 Events

Temporary Exhibition: Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War

We are excited to announce the launch of our new temporary exhibition: Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War. This...

July 22, 2017 Events

Bodmin Keep Living History Weekend with Number 1 Depot Co.

Join the Victorian-era living history group Number 1 Depot Company on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July...

Poetry Postie comes to Bodmin Keep - Cornwalls Regimental Museum
August 17, 2017 Eventskids

The Poetry Postie: Postal Service of Happiness

The Poetry Postie will be bringing her Postal Service of Happiness to Cornwall’s Regimental Museum on 17th August. Come along...

The Museum

Our History

1920 - 2016
  • Logo for Museum Accreditation Board

  • The logo for the South West Museum Development Program

  • Logo for the Arts Council England

  • Logo for the Arts Award Supporter

  • Army Museums Ogilby Trust Logo

  • The Logo for the Association of Independent Museums


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