Bodmin, PL31 1EG



Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is a friendly and welcoming Military Museum in Bodmin. We hold events and activities on selected dates all year round, and welcome children and well behaved dogs.

We are recognized as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England. Housed in the former army barracks “The Keep” at Bodmin, which is a Grade 11 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, as well as having a few surprises in the collection! We are also proud and honoured to be home to the National Collection of the Light Infantry.

A fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts are clearly displayed and will appeal to all age groups, 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 yards from the Bodmin and Wenford Railway, which was built to service the Barracks.

Visitors to the steam railway receive up to 40% off the museum entry with a valid ticket. 

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).


Adult: £6.00 (includes an annual museum pass)
Children 5 and under: FREE
6-18 years old: £2.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children): £15.00
(Concessions available, please see our website).