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



Close up of a Gun's firing mechanism
October 23, 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...

Some young visitors having fun with the dressing up box in the museum
October 23, 2017 Eventskids

October Half Term at Bodmin Keep

Visit Cornwall’s Regimental Museum this October half term.  Based in The Keep at Bodmin, the historic barracks to Cornwall’s regiments, we...

Museums at Night: Mission Museum! at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
October 27, 2017 Eventskids

Museums at Night: Mission Museum

Join us from 7:00 pm on Friday the 27th October for a special late opening ‘Museums at Night’ event: Mission...

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

  • Logo for the Arts Award Supporter

  • Army Museums Ogilby Trust Logo

  • The Logo for the Association of Independent Museums


My husband and I love military history and we were not disappointed with what we found.