Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
opening hours

Opening & Admission

opening hours


    Tuesday - Sunday
    10am - 5pm
    (last admission 4.30pm)


    Wednesday - Saturday
    10am - 4:30pm
    Sundays 12:00 - 4:30
    (last entry at 4pm)

Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays and 7 days a week during School Holidays.

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 1174375 



Close up of a Gun's firing mechanism
July 18, 2018 Events

Gun Handling Sessions

Our special Gun Handling Sessions are an excellent opportunity for children and adults alike to get hands on with the...

'Somme of the boys' from 7 DCLI during the First World War - image credit Cornwall's Regimental Museum
July 26, 2018 Exhibition

Exhibition: The Trench Bodmin

As part of Cornwall’s First World War commemorations in 2018, Collective Arts, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum and Bodmin & Wenford Railway...

Cornwall's Regimental Museum Exterior
August 4, 2018 Eventskids

Autism Friendly Earlybird Opening

Come and enjoy the Museum at its quietist! Join us for our special Earlybird opening at the museum. This specially...

The Museum

Our History

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

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Prior to my visit to see the Shrouds of the Somme at Exeter on Friday commemorating the 19,240 of UK soldiers who fell on the first day of The Somme, Ann and I together with Jinty (and yes it was dog friendly) visited Cornwall’s Regimental Museum at Bodmin today.
Time well spent and I was astonished at the amount of information and displays there. Many thanks to Hugo the resident volunteer historian for his valued help.