Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
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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



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December 17, 2017 Events

Kernow Concerts Present: BENE AMICI TRIO

The last in our run of live concerts here at Bodmin Keep, Kernow Concerts Present: BENE AMICI TRIO. Bene Amici Trio...

Close up of a Gun's firing mechanism
January 1, 2018 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...

Marching with the 32nd Regiment of Foot at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
January 14, 2018 Eventskids

Napoleonic Era Drill Practice Days with the 32nd of Foot

Join us at Bodmin Keep for a series of Napoleonic Era Drill Practice Days with the fantastic Living History group the...

The Museum

Our History

1920 - 2016
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Thanks for a great day, my boys loved dressing up and handling the guns.  The museum was very interesting and the boys enjoyed the quiz as we went around.  Lovely staff too, thanks.