Cornwall's Regimental Museum

Cornwall's Regimental Museum - The Keep
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Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is recognised 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, Heritage site

Opening hours

March-October: Mon-Sat, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Last admission 4:30 pm)

November-February: Tues-Sat, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Last admission 3:30 pm)

Open on Sundays during Bank Holiday weekends and special events.
Christmas and New Year opening - please see our website for further details.

Dogs welcome, please contact us for further details.

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00 (includes a season pass)
Children: FREE
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

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.
Napoleonic Era Reenactment Group - Soldiers Marching

Marching and Firing with the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot

  • 12 February 2017 10am-4pm

The 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot is a Napoleonic era re-enactment group based in Cornwall and Devon. Striving to ‘open up the world of living history to everyone’, at their events you can ‘experience dramatic gun firing exhibitions, military marching and drill displays, either as a single regiment or part of a much larger battalion’. They camp under canvas, cook over an open fire and march to the beat of their very own fife and drum.

For further event details and itinerary please contact us or see our website closer to the event.

Dogs are welcome as usual, however please note that there may be loud noises throughout the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Usual entry rates apply:
18’s and under: Free, Adults: £5 (includes an annual museum pass)
Concessionary rates available, please contact us for further information.


Cornwall's Regimental Museum
The Keep
PL31 1EG




01208 72810

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