Discover Cornwall's Regimental History
opening hours

Opening & Admission

opening hours

  • Main Season 2018: Mar - Oct

    Tuesday - Sunday
    10am - 5pm
    (last admission 4.30pm)

    7 day a week opening during school holidays

  • Winter Season 2018: Nov - Mar

    Thursday - Saturday
    10am - 4:30pm
    (last admission 4pm)

    12pm - 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 1174375 



Marching with the 32nd Regiment of Foot at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
January 14, 2018 Eventskids

Napoleonic Era Drill Practice Days with the 32nd of Foot

Join us at Bodmin Keep for a series of Napoleonic Era Drill Practice Days with the fantastic Living History group the...

The Trench at Levant in 2016
January 30, 2018 Events

The Trench at Bodmin: Community Performers Wanted!

As part of the First World War centenary commemorations, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum will be the setting for an intense theatrical...

Close up of a Gun's firing mechanism
February 12, 2018 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...

The Museum

Our History

1920 - 2016
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One of the best, if not the best military museum in the Country.  Steeped in history from days gone by of the Light Infantry to modern day… well worth a visit.