Cornwall's Regimental Museum

Exterior of the front of the museum building, which looks like a French chateau, coverd in snow
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Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is recognized as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England. Housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, an imposing Grade II listed building, the large and varied collection tells the story of the County Regiment from 1702 until the present date. The collection includes wonderful uniforms, weaponry, medals , musical instruments, decorative and fine arts and some unexpected items such as the biggest piece of the Berlin wall in the country. Look out for our special family events.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Jan and Feb 2016 - Tue to Fri 10am - 4.30pm last admission 4pm
(apart from Feb half term)

February Half Term 2016 - Sunday 14th to Sunday 21st Feb inclusive
Open every day 10am - 4pm with FREE admission for ALL

March to end of October - Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm last admission 4.30pm

Plus Sundays as follows:
Bank Holiday weekends
Mothering Sunday 6th March
Railway 40s weekend 31st May
Father’s Day 19th June
Heritage Open Days 11th September
Railway Victorian Weekend 9th October

November 2016 - February 2017 - Tues to Sat 10am - 4.30pm last admission at 4pm 
(except Xmas and New Year which will have their own schedules and when we will open on some Sundays too)

Christmas and New Year Opening 2016 -17
Closed 23rd to 27th Dec inclusive, open 28th - 1st - normal winter timetable resumes 2nd Jan onwards
 

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00 (ticket lasts a year)
Children: FREE
FREE for all serving and ex-services personnel
FREE for carer accompanying a person with a disability

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • British Association of Friends of Museums
  • National Art Pass
  • International Council of Museums

Additional info

Unfortunately wheelchair access is only available to the Archive and Library areas of the building (ground floor). The Museum is located on the first and second floor however, there is a 'virtual tour' (computerised) of the Museum for those unable to manage the stairs. Ask in the 'Rifles Office' for access to this on arrival (ground floor)

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.

Collection details

Coins and Medals, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Rifles being fired by men in historic soldier uniforms from the 1890s

Living History Re-Enactment Day with the Victorian Garrison Artillery

  • 3 September 2016 10am-4:30pm

Meet the soldiers of the Garrison Artillery in their camp. Experience their recreation of the 1890s, see bayonet drill and demonstration firings of rifles from the late Victorian period. Inside the museum play a bugle and see amazing historic weapons and uniforms. Saturday 3rd September. Museum open 10am to 5pm Demonstrations at 11am, 2pm and 3pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE for 18 and under, included in the normal adult museum admission price of £5 for an annual pass.

Cornwall's Regimental Museum
The Keep
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL31 1EG
England

Website

www.cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org/

E-mail

enquiries@cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org

Telephone

01208 72810

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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