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. 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



Close up of a Gun's firing mechanism
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...

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...

An Ostrich egg painted with the insignia of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
April 1, 2017 Eventskids

Easter Family Fun

Join us for Easter Family Fun at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum! We will have activities throughout the Easter Holidays including fun...

The Museum

Our History

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

  • Logo for the Arts Council England

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Great place for a workshop & so welcoming.