Welcome to Cornwall’s Army Museum

Explore and discover Cornwall’s rich military history and heritage

 

MUSEUM OPENING TIMES

10AM-5PM Tuesday – Saturday 

Open Bank Holiday Mondays

Open EVERYDAY during UK school holidays!

(Last entry 4pm)

 

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

 

EXPLORE, DISCOVER, REMEMBER

 

JUNE 2024 NEWS

Bodmin Keep needs urgent preservation work.
Some of the displays will be closed, however the museum and First World War trench remain open.
To reflect this change, ticket prices are reduced by 50%.
The work is anticipated to be completed Spring 2025.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Learning Resources

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Blog

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.