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



Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War Exhibition at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
May 27, 2017 Events

Temporary Exhibition: Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War

We are excited to announce the launch of our new temporary exhibition: Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War. This...

A row of Military vehicles lined up on grass
June 24, 2017 EventsExhibitionkids

Bodmin Keep Armed Forces Day with Cornwall Military Vehicle Trust

We are excited to announce that members of the Cornwall Branch of the Military Vehicle Trust (CMVT) will be coming...

St Piran's Flag (black background with a white cross) flies with blue skies behind
July 1, 2017 Eventskids

Bodmin Riding & Heritage Day

Bodmin Riding & Heritage Day is a unique historic event which takes place annually on the first Saturday of July...

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


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.