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Images of the Library
May 15th, 2018

GDPR | The Museum, Newsletters and Your Information

Due to changes in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we are making sure that we are completely transparent with the way we...

Trevor Jones of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot from 'Unseen Waterloo' the Conflict revisited, by Sam Faulkner.
May 8th, 2018

Volunteer Profile | Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot, interviewed by Sophie Hodge. Image from ‘Unseen Waterloo’ the Conflict revisited, by...

Research Project Update, The Trench Bodmin - Major Hammans
April 10th, 2018

Research Project Update | The Trench Bodmin

Research Project Update, by Deborah Vosper.  Researching for The Trench Bodmin is always interesting and often produces some fascinating information...

April 9th, 2018

Gallery: Animals and the DCLI

If you missed the buzz, we recently had a very lovely (but uninvited!) feline visitor to the museum. We have...

Northern Ireland - The Light Infantry collection at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
April 9th, 2018

Keeping the Light Infantry’s Heritage Alive

2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Light Infantry (LI), one of the two Army Regiments represented in the museum’s...

April 9th, 2018

Museum Volunteer Shortlisted for 2018 Award

Jenny, seen on the left, with the Museum Director and Collections Manager, ready for a school visit.   March was...

April 4th, 2018

Notes From the Archives: Special Order of the Day

By Martyn Horton, Light Infantry Archivist. Fifty years ago, the four-remaining county light infantry regiments amalgamated to form one regiment, the Light Infantry. While I was delving into the photographic archive I came across the special order of the day, written General Sir Geoffrey Musson, to commemorate the historic event.

March 20th, 2018

Berlin Wall Wins Cornwall ‘Object of the Year’ Award!!

We’re thrilled to announce that our section of the Berlin Wall from the Light Infantry collection has won ‘The Object...

Huntley & Palmers WWI hardtack biscuit
January 17th, 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018 – Dietary Regulations / Hard Tack Biscuit If, like many of us, you’ve decided...

Rations at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
January 9th, 2018

‘An Army Marches on its Stomach’ – Rations Through the Ages

By Verity Anthony, Visitor Experience and Collections Manager ‘An Army marches on its stomach.' Whoever actually said it first was right. Here we take look at military rations, and how they have changed over time.

Matthew O'Connor, Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry during WW2. Far right
January 8th, 2018

Remembering Matthew O’Connor, DCLI

Remembering Matthew O’Connor, by his daughter, Polly Dymock. (Pictured above: Matthew O’Connor, far right)   Matthew Miles O’Connor was born...

Cornwall's Regimental Museum inside The Keep behind new build houses on the old Parade Ground - 2018
January 8th, 2018

At The Heart of The Community

by Museum Director, Mary Godwin.  One of the key aims of our museum is to be at the heart of the community. The barracks has played a huge part in the life of the town over the past 150 years but our building is now the only one remaining that the public can visit.