The museum

We’re currently open three days a week for pre-booked groups.  Our open days are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Head to our booking page to learn how we will be making your visit safe and to book your visit with us.

October Half Term – Where’s Wally Spooky Museum Search!

Book your visit during October Half Term, and join in the hunt for Wally in the collections at Bodmin Keep. Free activity booklet and bookmark for all spooky searchers.. and extra points for wearing your Wally outfits!! 

26th – 30th October 2020


Learning Resources

We’re adding exciting new content to the website every week – so do check out our Learning resources page to help with home learning! 

Online Shop

Buying something from our museum shop is a great way of supporting the museum when you are unable to visit or need a gift for someone special. Take a look at our fantastic range of gifts, souvenirs, books and philanthropic purchases! 

The Keep News 

And don’t forget to keep in touch with us via social media and sign up to The Keep News for all the latest news. (Sign up is at the bottom of this page!) 


Online Tour!

You can still explore our historic building via our online tour.

  • Dog friendly attraction!
  • £6 annual adult pass

Plan your visit

We are reopening for pre-booked groups three days a week from 12th August.

Plan your visit


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What's On

October 5, 2020 AdultLove BodminMulti generational

The Bodmin Way Historic Walk

5, 12, 19 and 26 October Set off from St Petroc’s Church at 11am on Monday’s in October for a...

Where's wally? Spooky Museum Search
October 26, 2020 AdultCommunityEventsfamilyFamily FriendlykidsLove BodminMulti generationalOctober Half Term

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

We’re part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search from Kids In Museums & Walker Books. Join us during...

Open for pre-booked visits
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We are OPEN for pre-booked visits!

To visit the museum to see our wonderful exhibitions, collections & historic Keep you’ll need to book in advance. This...


Huntley & Palmers WWI hardtack biscuit
January 17th, 2018

Make A Hard Tack Biscuit

Object of The Month: January 2018 – Dietary Regulations / Hard Tack Biscuit The ‘Recovery’ Diet  During the American Civil...

WW1 Pocket Teddy Bear
October 23rd, 2020

Tokens of love, luck and courage

Soldiers would sometimes tuck a lucky charm or keepsake in their pocket when they set off for war. Perhaps as...

bodmin Keep object talk
October 23rd, 2020

Learning & Participation Update

Loans box development Loans boxes on the themes of the First and Second World Wars and Remembrance are being developed....

not just another brick in the wall
October 23rd, 2020

Curating an Exhibition, Brick by Brick

Some our visitors who have returned since our reopening will have noticed a display of colourful bricks steadily growing in...

October 20th, 2020

Vacancy: Digital Intern

We’re delighted to be recruiting for a full-time paid Digital Intern to work with us for 8 months. This post...