Welcome to Cornwall’s Army Museum

Explore and discover Cornwall’s rich military history and heritage



Now Open EVERYDAY in UK School Holidays!


Rest of the year, open Tuesday – Saturday 10AM-5PM

Open Bank Holiday Mondays

(Last entry 4PM)


Check out our What’s On page to find out more. 





Marketing Manager Vacancy

Do you love history and heritage? Are you looking for the next step up in your career?

Bodmin Keep-Cornwall’s Army Museum is looking for a great communicator with strong copywriting and content creation skills, who’s looking to take the next step in their marketing career in the cultural sector. The role will involve developing and delivering marketing communications, attracting visitors and locals alike and connecting audiences to the museum and its charitable objectives.

Interested? Find out more here: https://bodminkeep.org.uk/job-vacancies/

A covering letter with CV is required, please click on the link for more details.


TRUSTEE VACANCIES, could you be the one?

Our aim is to educate, entertain and inspire a broad range of people of all ages. We have a vision to be the leading military museum in Cornwall for the preservation and promotion of the county’s and the nation’s military heritage. We also aim to make a real contribution to the wellbeing and economy of our local community and county, and to our military family.

We are looking for some new Trustees to join our Board and help us to fulfil these aims and aspirations.  The Trustee role can be very rewarding and enjoyable offering an opportunity to serve the community whilst learning new skills.  The Trustees role is to focus on the strategic direction of the charity and to ensure effectiveness and accountability.  We are particularly interested in hearing from people who are excited about our work and can bring relevant experience/knowledge of the heritage sector, veterans, volunteering, managing finances, income generation or visitor services.    For further information about us and how to apply, please download our Information Pack.


Learning Resources

Our website has lots of content for learning and inspiration at home. Find it on our Learning resources page. 


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July 6th, 2023

Dealing With Disaster – New Exhibition!

Our new exhibition, Dealing with Disaster highlights the British Army’s role in natural disaster relief and delves into one of...

Visitors Book from Bodmin Keep
March 15th, 2024

From the Archive: Visitors Books

One recent discovery from our archive is a collection of visitor books dating back to the time when the Keep was an operational base.

December 14th, 2023

From the Archive: Christmas Greetings From History

Sending Christmas cards continues to be a popular tradition in the United Kingdom during the festive season, despite the advent of e-cards and social media. A tradition that is reflected within the military establishment and during times of war.

November 3rd, 2023

From the Archive: The First BAOR – 2nd Battalion DCLI in Germany 1922-1924

Many who grew up during the Cold War will be familiar with the term BAOR (British Army Of the Rhine). Perhaps less well known is that the British Army also occupied part of Germany after the end of the First World War.

October 6th, 2023

Rededication of 29th Infantry Division Memorial Plaque, October 12, 2023

Bodmin Keep hosts the rededication of the US 29th Infantry Division memorial plaque on Thursday 12 October with a service of remembrance for the 3,533 soldiers from The 29th killed in battle between 6 June 1944, ‘D-Day’ and 8 May 1945, the Allied victory in Europe.