School Visits

We love welcoming schools to Bodmin Keep


Learning about heritage in an out-of-classroom environment is invaluable and can really make a subject come alive for the pupils. 

Our museum is jam-packed with fascinating artefacts and stories, covering centuries of social history, war and soldiers’ stories.


Get hands on with History


We have uniforms to try on, a First World War trench to explore and artefacts to touch and feel.  You can also hire First World War, Second World War and Remembrance loans boxes to support a visit for £25 per week.

The boxes support teaching in the classroom, link to the national curriculum and are an ideal starting point for promoting and developing observation, critical thinking, problem solving, questioning, and empathising skills.  



We believe that a museum visit should be memorable, fun and inspiring and our galleries tell stories that provoke discussion, challenge attitudes, and explore themes of conflict and humanity. 


School Sessions 

Topics cover the Boer War, the First World War & Second World War 

Our museum led sessions all link to the National Curriculum and cover Key Stage 2, Key 3, Key Stage 4 and Post 16 years.  

Take a look at all the museum led sessions available on a visit to Bodmin Keep here:

Primary School Sessions

Secondary School & Colleges Sessions

We have a large room available for lunch and workshops, and an outdoor picnic area for use when the sun is shining!

If you would like to book a visit, please download and complete the booking form at the bottom of this page and return to our Learning Manager, Leah Mason:

Contact Leah to discuss a school visit, arrange a pre-visit or book a loans box.

Bodmin Keep is operated by Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, an independent registered charity. All proceeds from our educational activities support the work of the museum.

Further Information...

Keep Kids! Learning Resource

Discover our learning resource ‘Keep Kids!

It’s topic based, full of interesting facts and fun activities to try at home or school. 

All the issues are here

kids at the keep


£4 per child for Museum led visit. This is where a member of our team delivers a workshop (s) for a group.

£6 per child if your booking includes the military-style team building session delivered by Major ‘Spanner’ Manley. 

£3 per child for self led visit. A teacher or group leader delivers their own visit and activities. Self-led visits are subject to the normal education booking procedure. Gallery trails and additional resources can be provided. Please request these in advance of your visit.

Accessibility & Special Educational Needs: 

We warmly welcome groups with special educational needs and can provide quiet spaces, an area for rest or lunch, and even opening times to suit.  Please contact our Learning Manager, Leah Mason, to discuss your requirements at, or by phone on 01208 72810.

Go to the Visit Us section of the website for information about the physical accessibility of the museum.

You can also download our Easy Read Pre-Visit Guide to help plan your visit.

Transport Grants 

Grants for school transport can be applied for from Cornwall Heritage Trust.

For more information click here 


Remembrance Day Craft

Frequently Asked Questions

We are in the process of updating our education FAQs. Please bear with us, they’ll be available soon.






Young Curators, Bodmin keep,

Young Curators

We’re currently putting together our information pack on the Young Curators project. We’ll have all the details here for you soon.