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December 18th, 2019

The Teenager who Designed the Owen Gun

The armoury & medal room at Bodmin Keep always make quite an impact when you first walk in. Hundreds of...

December 9th, 2019

Christmas Opening 2019

The museum will be closed for Christmas from Dec 23rd – Dec 27th. Opening again on Saturday Dec 28th.  We...

Citizen Curators 2020, Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Volunteers,
December 3rd, 2019

The Diary of a Citizen Curator…

After last year’s successful “Music, Military and Morale” exhibit, the new cohort of Citizen Curators are preparing to get to...

Bodmin Barracks Gymnasium, Bodmin keep
November 21st, 2019

Bugle Calls, Drills and Pints of Tea! A Soldier’s life at Bodmin Barracks

Life as a Soldier at Bodmin Barracks.  Bodmin Keep was built in 1859 as a headquarters for the Royal Cornwall...

Nurse Olive Barnicoat_drawing, Bodmin EMS, WW2
November 19th, 2019

Nurse Olive Barnicoat’s Autograph Album

Hospital Care before the National Health Service  Before the NHS was created, patients had to face an unequal treatment system...

The Lucknow Counterpane - The blue and red panels were taken from the uniforms of dead soldiers.
November 18th, 2019

The Indian Mutiny & The Final Relief of Lucknow

British Rule in India – A Growing Unrest   In the mid-19th century there was growing discontent with British Rule...

The History of the Barracks - an historic image of the exterior of The Keep
November 12th, 2019

The History of Victoria Barracks, Bodmin

The history of the regiment goes back to 1702, but the military history of the site starts in 1859. The...

A view of the Defence of Lucknow area in the museum.
November 12th, 2019

All in a Day’s Work for our Citizen Curators

Our 2020 cohort of Citizen Curators have settled in quickly to the programme, enjoying sessions at the Royal Cornwall Museum...

Chess Set from Patrick Linehan DCLI PoW in WWII
November 11th, 2019

The Chess Set from a Prisoner of War

Private Patrick Linehan of the DCLI celebrated his 100th Birthday this year at Bodmin Keep. He has also recently taken...

Large section of the Berlin Wall on display at Bodmin Keep
November 6th, 2019

The Rise and Fall of The Berlin Wall

30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall November 9th 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the Fall of...

The Mauser C96
November 6th, 2019

The Gun That Saved The World

By Rob Palmer, Customer Service Apprentice In the Armoury of the museum there is a vast array of weapons on...

kids playing the instruments in Cornwalls Regimental Museum, Bodmin Keep
October 17th, 2019

Job Opportunity – Curatorial Intern (Paid)

Are you interested in a career in museums? Would you like to join our team as a paid intern for...