Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Discover Cornwall's Regimental History


Explore Bodmin Keep, an authentic Grade II listed Victorian Army Keep in the heart of Cornwall. Discover the former home of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, visit the regimental cells and an impressive armoury stocked with historic weaponry. Here you’ll see objects spanning over 300 years of Cornish military life – from the Cornwall Militia and Volunteers, the ‘famous regiment’ -The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, and The Light Infantry. Highlights of the museum’s collections include the Harry Patch display, the impressive armoury of historic weaponry, stained glass windows and some surprising, memorable objects!

All visitors can expect a warm welcome. As well as the impressive collections, you’ll find family friendly activities including military dress up, bugle playing and arts and crafts. Explore the Cold War-era Regimental cells and march up the stone staircases following the footsteps of the soldiers of days gone by. The museum is open on Bank Holidays and 7 days a week during school holidays.  It holds various special events throughout the year.  Visit the website for full details.

The museum is fully dog friendly, and has a gift shop, picnic and refreshment areas and vintage & second-hand bookshop. The library and archive is available for those wishing to make a research enquiry, and the museum’s research volunteers are happy to take family history enquiries, although please do email or telephone in advance of your visit.

All tickets purchased include an annual pass, pay once, visit all year.  Family tickets and concessions are available on the museum’s website at

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Dog friendly throughout

Picnic area and self-serve refreshments

Special events & activities all year round

Vintage & second-hand book shop

Educational & group visits

Room hire with kitchen facilities.

Library, archives and research team to assist in research enquiries

Special quiet times and spaces for visitors on the Autistic Spectrum

Grading and Awards

Cornwall Heritage Awards 2018 ‘Object of the Year Award winner for the Berlin Wall.

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum | The Keep, Bodmin, PL31 1EG (For Sat Nav please use PL31 1DU)



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