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Cornwall's Regimental Museum

Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Bodmin

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Type: Museum

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is recognized as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England. Housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, which is a Grade II listed building, constructed at the time of the Napoleonic threats, the collection tells the story of the County Regiment from 1702 until the present date.
The displays cover the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, the volunteers and volunteer militia and the successor Regiment, The Light Infantry.
A fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts are clearly displayed and will appeal to all age groups, enhancing and bringing to life much of the country’s history covered in the National Curriculum. An extensive library and archive exists and willing volunteers will help you research family history.

The Keep is located on Lostwithiel Road, 100 yds from the Bodmin and Wenford Railway which was built to service the Barracks.

Contact Details

The Keep
Lostwithiel Road
PL31 1EG

Tel: +44 01208 72810

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.00 per ticket
Ages 6 - 18£2.00 per ticket
Children aged 5 and underFree
Family - 2 Adults and up to 4 children£15.00 per ticket

School Groups FREE of Charge by arrangement.
Adult annual admission ticket included in £6.00 entry fee.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway Ticket holders 1/2 price admission.
Concession available - please see the Regimental Museum's website for more details.

Opening Times

1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019

* Opening hours:
Mid-Mar – Oct: open 7 days a week, 10:00 – 17:00 (last admission at 4:30)
Nov – Mid-Mar: Weds-Sun, 10:00 – 16:30 (last admission at 16:00)
(plus selected dates over holidays and half terms).


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Accompanied children only.

Key Features

  • In town/city centre


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Tea and Coffee available on donation basis.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 10
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • German spoken

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A30/A38. From Bodmin town centre, follow Lostwithiel Road. Passing Bodmin and Wenford Railway on the right. Museum is on junction of Lostwithiel Road and Castle Canyke Road. Car park at rear.