Welcome to Cornwall’s Army Museum

Explore and learn about Cornwall’s rich military history and heritage


The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) 

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


Please note: The museum is closed between 22 December 2023-16 January 2024 – apart from:


Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December


Make Bodmin Keep a part of your ‘twixmas’ activities!


We look forward to your visit!



Learning Resources

We’ve added lots of content to our website to aid learning and inspiration from home. Find it on our Learning resources page. 


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Bodmin Keep in your living room! 

Explore our historic building and discover our fascinating collection through our virtual tour.



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...

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.  

October 4th, 2023

Watch ‘The War to End All Wars’ at Bodmin Keep

**Updated schedule** Bodmin Keep is excited to be showing Sabaton’s “The War to End All Wars” movie this November. A thought-provoking and emotionally charged musical and historical adventure with a heavy focus on storytelling, the movie runs for 67-minutes and features songs from Sabaton’s 10th studio album, “The War to End All Wars”.

September 22nd, 2023

Collection Highlights: Auxiliary Unit Badge

The Auxiliary Unit badge (pictured above) is a very small enamel badge issued to a small group of men who were prepared to pay the ultimate price for their country during wartime.