The Museum welcomes visitors all year round, with seasonal changes to opening hours. If you would like to visit us as a group, we are also able to open especially for you during the evenings if requested in advance. If you have specific access requirements please see our accessibility information below, or contact us.
Charges, Directions and Visitor Information
March - Oct 2017
Adults – £6 (includes an annual pass)
5 and under – FREE
6 – 18 years – £2
Steam Railway Ticket Holders (40% discount) – Adults £3.60, 6-18 years £1.20, 5 and Under – FREE
Former DCLI, SCLI and Light Infantry – Entry by discretionary donation
School Groups – FREE
Carers Accompanying people with a disability – FREE
Dogs – FREE (please note that dog entry may be restricted at busy times at our discretion)
Our address is:
The Keep, Bodmin, PL31 1EG
The museum is easily accessible from the A30. It is located on the B3268 Lostwithiel Road.
SatNav Users may wish to use the postcode PL31 1DU, which will take you to Bodmin Bowls Club, opposite to the museum’s parking area.
There is limited free parking at the rear of the museum (SatNav PL31 1DU) and additional free on-street parking nearby, plus Victoria Square pay and display car park 100 metres level walk to the rear of the museum along Castle Canyke Road.
Directions by car
From Exeter take the A30 west via Okehampton and Launceston to Bodmin
From Torbay and Plymouth take the A38 west to Bodmin
From South East Cornwall including Looe, take the A38 west to Bodmin
From West Cornwall take the A30 east to Bodmin
From Fowey take the B3268 to Bodmin
From Newquay take the A392, then the A30 east to Bodmin
From North Cornwall take the A39 to Wadebridge, then the A389 to Bodmin
There are currently major roadworks in Bodmin but it’s straightforward to get to us without going through the centre of town. From the East on the A30, follow signs for Bodmin then follow A38 Liskeard. At Carminow Cross roundabout take the second exit onto Carminow Road then almost immediately take the first right into Castle Canyke Road. We are a mile down this road. From the West on the A30, come off at Carminow Cross, signposted A38 Liskeard. At the roundabout take the first left then first right into Castle Canyke Road. We are a mile down this road. From Wadebridge take the A389 to Bodmin. Once you have passed Cornwall Council offices on your right you arrive at a double mini-roundabout with a clock tower. Go straight over up Barn Lane. this turns into Beacon Road. Keep going until you come to a short diversion which takes you left towards the Steam Railway Station. At the T-juntion next to the steam railway turn right and the Museum is 100 yards in front of you.
Directions on foot
The museum is signposted from the Town Centre and is just 10 minutes walk along St Nicholas Street from the main town square. It is 50 metres beyond the Bodmin and Wenford Railway station.
Arriving by Bus
Due to extensive roadworks in Bodmin, please visit the following site for up to date information about bus transport
Our archive, library and large meeting room are on the ground floor and are fully accessible to people using wheelchairs. There is parking immediately to the rear of the museum.
The museum is on the first and second floors of the Keep. It is accessed via two flights of granite stairs and unfortunately, we don’t have a lift. If you are unable to access the museum via the stairs, but wish to see or learn about a particular item or aspect of history, please get in touch and we will do all we can to assist. We also have a touchscreen-based presentation describing the museum which is available to view in our library.
For visitors with a visual impairment, with advance booking we are able to offer supported visits tailored to your needs including ’hands on’ sessions with museum objects.
For visitors who are on the Autistic Spectrum, we can offer special quiet times and spaces, and our annual pass means that you can have lots of short visits for the price of just one if that suits you better!
The museum is dog-friendly. Assistance dogs are always welcome but please note that we reserve the right to ask for non-assistance dogs to stay outside if we are very busy.
Please do contact us in advance if you have any questions or if you would like us to assist with accessibility during your visit.
Please call or email us if you have any questions:
Tel: 01208 72810 Email: [email protected]