Cornwall's Regimental 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, 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.
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
Adults: £5.00 (ticket lasts a year)
FREE for all serving and ex-services personnel
FREE for carer accompanying a person with a disability
- Museums Association
- British Association of Friends of Museums
- National Art Pass
- International Council of Museums
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.
Coins and Medals, Weapons and War
Night at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
- 13 May 2016 7-9pm
Bodmin’s military barracks trained people to carry out secret operations during the Cold War. On the 13th May you and your family can put your secret agent skills to the test. Crack the secret code while getting to know the collection and personal stories.
On this night Cornwall's Regimental Museum opens it doors to everyone who thinksthey can crack the code. Accomplish the mission by shining light on the collection and the different stories of the museum. Get to know divers' personal stories of soldiers or items used in wartimes and find the secret location of your reward.
Please bring your own torch or phone with flashlight.
Your mission starts at 19.00 OR 20.00
Duration: 45 min
- Any age
- Family friendly
Cornwall's Regimental Museum