Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
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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



National Lottery HLF Free entry - Cornwall's Regimental Museum
December 13, 2017

Free Museum Entry for National Lottery Ticket Holders!

December fun thanks to The National Lottery!  From Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th December 2017, we are opening our doors...

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December 17, 2017 Events

Kernow Concerts Present: BENE AMICI TRIO

The last in our run of live concerts here at Bodmin Keep, Kernow Concerts Present: BENE AMICI TRIO. Bene Amici Trio...

Cornwall's Regimental Museum in the Snow
December 21, 2017 Eventskids

Christmas Holidays – Activities at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Come and visit Cornwall’s Regimental Museum during the Christmas Holidays. Based in The Keep at Bodmin, the historic barracks to...

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.