Cornwalls Regimental Museum

Cornwalls Regimental Museum

Housed in the historic 1859 "Keep", a Grade II listed building, Cornwall's Regimental Museum tells the story of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regiment from its formation in 1702 as "Fox's Marines" to the present day, as well as housing the national Light Infantry collection. Detailed exhibitions including uniforms, weapons, medals and regimental photographs are a must for those interested in the history of Cornwall.

Look out for our star objects The George Washington Bible, The Harry Patch collection, and one of the largest sections of the Berlin Wall in Britain. Do you have a family connection to the Regiment? Our research team can help you discover your family's military past.

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  • Large fragment of the Berlin Wall

    The museum has the largest fragment of the Berlin Wall in the country. The display clearly depicts both the East and West sectors of the city of Berlin and guards from both sides.

  • The Lucknow Counterpane

    Part of our collection of textile artefacts, the Lucknow patchwork was made by the women of the British residency who were trapped during the siege of Lucknow in 1857. The patchwork is made from the uniforms of fallen soldiers.

Admission & prices

Opening Hours 2017-18:

March - October: Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm
(last admission 4.30pm)

November - March: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4:30pm
(last admission 4pm)

Christmas and New Year Opening

The museum will be closed between Saturday the 23rd and Thursday the 28th of December.
We will be open from Friday the 29th December, to Sunday the 7th of January.
Our usual winter opening hours resume from Sunday the 7th of January: Open Wed-Sun, 10:00-16:30. Closed Mon & Tues.

Admission Prices
Adults: £6 - includes an annual museum pass
Steam Railway Ticket Holders: up to 40% off
5 and under: FREE
Ages 6 - 18: £2
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children): £15
School Groups: FREE
Carer with person with a disability: FREE

Groups of 10 or more adults (including special talk and refreshments) £6 per person. Please book in advance.
For further details please see our website.

Find us

Signposted from the Town Centre and just 50 metres from The Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway station.

We are less than 10 minutes' walk from Bodmin town centre.

Please see our website for visitor information and further directions.


  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

We regret that wheelchair access is to the ground floor only, however there is a virtual tour available on the ground floor. Please contact us for further details.
New for 2017 self service refreshment area

We are Dog-Friendly!

Special events, group visits and parties can be organised by arrangement.

'Military High Teas' and other refreshments can be provided for groups by arrangement.

We are delighted to arrange educational visits.

Room hire is available for meetings, functions, groups or conferences, with or without kitchen facilities.

Cornwall's Regimental Museum
The Keep
PL31 1EG

T: 01208 72810

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Cornwalls Regimental Museum

Cornwall's Regimental Museum
The Keep