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)

7 day a week opening 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 



April 13, 2018 ExhibitExhibition

I AM A RIFLEMAN Exhibition

Visit the I am a Rifleman touring exhibition and discover the extraordinary story of soldiers from Britain’s largest infantry Regiment, The Rifles....

Dreadnought South West: Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth
April 14, 2018 EventsExhibition

Dreadnought South West: Rebellious Sounds Archive Listening Booth

Rebellious Sounds: exploring one hundred years of women’s activism in the South West. The Rebellious Sounds Archive is creating the...

May 12, 2018 Eventskids

Special Teddy Bear Weekend in Bodmin!

In partnership with Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin Keep will be holding a weekend of bear-filled fun! As part of...

The Museum

Our History

1920 - 2016
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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.