Bodmin Keep: Cornwall's Army Museum

Explore Bodmin Keep, an authentic Grade II listed Victorian Army Keep in the heart of Cornwall.

Discover the former home of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, visit the regimental cells and impressive armoury stocked with historic weaponry. Discover objects spanning over 300 years of Cornish military life - from the Cornwall Militia and Volunteers, the ‘famous regiment’ The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, and the The Light Infantry. Highlights of the museum’s collections include the Harry Patch display, the impressive armoury of historic weaponry, stained glass windows, as well as some memorably quirky objects…

All visitors can expect a warm welcome at Bodmin Keep – as well as the impressive collections, you’ll find family friendly activities including military dress up, bugle playing and arts and crafts. Explore the Cold War-era Regimental cells, and march up the stone staircases in the footsteps of the soldiers of days gone by. The museum is open seven days a week during school holidays, and holds various special events throughout the year – visit the museum’s website for full details.

The museum is fully dog friendly, and has a gift shop, picnic and refreshment areas and vintage & second-hand bookshop. An extensive library and archive is available for those wishing to make a research enquiry, and the museum’s volunteer research team are happy to take family history enquiries, although please do email or telephone in advance of your visit.

Family tickets and concessions are available on the museum’s website (

All tickets purchased include an annual pass - pay once, visit all year! For SatNav please use PL31 1DU

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