Opening Times

Summer Opening 

(April 4th – October 30th)

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

(Last entry 4pm)

Winter Opening 

(November 1st – April 1st)

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

(Last entry 4pm)


The Keep



PL31 1EG



Tel: 01208 72810

About Bodmin Keep - Cornwall's Army Museum

Bodmin Keep is a friendly and fun museum in Bodmin, Cornwall. We hold all kinds of events and activities on selected dates all year round, and welcome all visitors, including groups, children, and dogs are welcome too!

Recognised as one of the finest Military Museums in the Southwest of England, the museum’s collection come housed in Bodmin Keep a Grade II listed building. The original home to Cornwall’s army the Keep was constructed at the time of the Napoleonic threats. Bodmin Keep was the home of Cornwall's Military life for over 150 years, and still has original features such as the great stone staircases and original fireplaces. You can even experience our Cold-War era military police cell.

Covering a period between 1702 until 2007, the museum's displays tell the stories of the Cornwall Volunteers and Volunteer Militia, the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (DCLI), and we are extremely proud and honoured to be home to the National Collection of the Light Infantry (LI).

A fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts (as well as a few surprises in the collection!) 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. The museum has an extensive library and archive and a team of research volunteers who are proud to help over 300 families per year discover their military family history.

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

Offers & Prices

Admission is great value at £9 Adult, £5 Child (under 5 years FREE), £28 Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Well-behaved dogs are also welcome.

Once you have paid you can return free for a year too!

During school holidays there are extra activities held, just check the museum’s website to see what’s on each day.  Activities are all included in the museum’s normal admission charge. For full information about all the events, opening hours and access, visit the museum’s website .

Bodmin Keep is the operating name of Cornwall’s Regimental Museum.

Registered Charity Number 1174375

Categories: Attractions, Heritage and Museums