Bodmin Keep welcomes visitors from Tuesday to Saturday.

We are still operating safely, with social distancing and limited numbers, so please book your visit in advance to avoid disappointment.   

Book your Visit


We look forward to welcoming you to the museum!

Online Shop

We have some great gifts in our online museum shop! From books to children’s gifts and souvenirs.

It’s a great way of supporting the museum when you are unable to visit or need a gift for someone special. 

Learning Resources

We’ve added lots of content to our website to aid learning and inspiration from home – so do check out our Learning resources page to help with home learning.


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!
  • £7 annual adult pass

Plan your visit

We are open from Tuesday to Saturday. Please pre-book your visit using our booking page.

Plan your visit


I am not a military enthusiast, but the main exhibition room kept me fascinated and enthralled for an hour and a half!

What's On

Concrete Castles Exhibition - artist and curator talk
October 22, 2021 AdultartArt ExhibitionArtist talkPre-Booked Only

FREE Concrete Castles Artists’ Talk

Join artists featured in the Concrete Castles exhibition on gallery as they explore their inspiration and art practice.  An informal...

November 12, 2021 AdultartArt ExhibitionPre-Booked Only

FREE Talk: Concrete Castles: Britain’s War Defences of 1940 by Tim Craven

This illustrated FREE  talk by Concrete Castles curator Tim Craven will examine the origins of this unique exhibition project, survey...

October 26, 2021 DemonstrationsFamily FriendlyMulti generationalOctober Half TermWWII

Make Do and Mend

26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 September  New clothes were rationed from June 1941 until 1949. Make Do and Mend...


Antiques Road Trip
October 20th, 2021

Antiques Road Trip Visits Bodmin Keep!

Did you catch us on the Antiques Road Trip episode? Well, you can catch up on it here! Filmed back...

US Soldiers in Bodmin, Walker Lines Camp WWII
October 20th, 2021

The US Army in Bodmin

Today to the untutored eye, Walker Lines looks like any other industrial estate, but look more closely, and you can...

Remembrance loan box
October 20th, 2021


We’re thrilled to have schools and colleges returning to visit the museum with groups this academic year!    If you’re...

Concrete Castles Exhibition - artist and curator talk
October 18th, 2021

Meet the Artists & Curator of Concrete Castles Exhibition!

Join us for two in gallery talks, both are FREE and are with the artists and curator of the excellent...

32nd Of Foot Drill and Demonstration Day
October 11th, 2021

Napoleonic Era Drills & Demonstrations at Bodmin Keep

We are thrilled to welcome back great friends of Bodmin Keep the living history group the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot....

Mau Mau Pistol
October 11th, 2021

The Homemade Pistol

This homemade pistol was captured by a solider from a Light Infantry regiment during their deployment in Kenya (1955-1957) to...

October Half Term activities
October 7th, 2021

Explore the Second World War with wartime games, weaponry talks & Make Do and Mend!

We have a full programme of Second World War themed family activities for all ages this October half term.  ...

A uniform displaying the epaulette's and breast plate
September 29th, 2021

From dashing red jackets to wellington boots.. how military uniforms evolve

Uniform design has evolved over generations of warfare, shaped by the technology of war. Until the mid-19th century, gunpowder produced...

September 27th, 2021

Vacancy: Trainee Curator

Are you looking for a role that will get your career in museums off to a great start? This paid...

Boer War Egg
September 22nd, 2021

A Meal for Hungry Soldiers

The Boer War 1899 – 1902 The Boer War or the South African War dates from 1899 – 1902 and was fought...

Pill Box Overlooking the Beach at Sennen Cove
September 15th, 2021

Ghosts in the Landscape

In reaction to the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940, Britain hastily constructed multiple series...

September 14th, 2021


TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MUSEUM!  Help us care for the Light Infantry collection, preserve its heritage and share its...

Bodmin's Doughnut Dugout WW2
August 18th, 2021

Boosting morale by delivering coffee and doughnuts to homesick troops!

Wherever the American soldiers went, ladies of the American Red Cross would follow… America joined the war effort in December...