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



Celebrate Bodmin - Flag Making at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
September 16, 2017 Eventskids

Celebrate Bodmin: Free Community Flag Making Feast at Bodmin Keep

Come along and Celebrate Bodmin at a Flag Making Workshop here at Bodmin Keep on Saturday the 16th September between...

Celebrate Bodmin
September 22, 2017 Eventskids

Celebrate Bodmin Festival

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is joining the the party to Celebrate Bodmin. The Celebrate Bodmin Festival is a community event taking...

Kernow Concerts Logo
October 1, 2017 Events

Kernow Concerts Present: STEVE TYLER & KATY MARCHANT

As part of our run of concerts here at Bodmin Keep,Kernow Concerts Present: Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant Steve Tyler &...

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.